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2013 7/14 Event – South Wind Photo Exhibition (Taipei Area)

I rarely get excited enough about an event that I have to post about it here. However, one of the best photojournalists in Taiwan is hosting an exhibition of his work and grand opening today at 3:00pm in Taipei. I will not be in town until early July so would like to see if anyone is interested in heading over and I can provide some basic Mandarin > English translation. Group trip!

Date: July 14th, Sunday
Time: 12:30 pm
Contact: Email me!

You can obtain an understanding of the unspoken tragedy in Changhwa, where the construction of the world’s first petrochemical factory have afflicted fishermen and residents with one of the highest cancer rates anywhere. And yet, few know. This is the true Taiwan. This powerful exhibition will run through July 21st.

A taste of the extraordinary photography in the news article written by this talented young photojournalist. While not all of us can read Mandarin, one of the key purposes of photography and imagery is to convey the story and emotions without having to say one word.

Report: http://pnn.pts.org.tw/main/PFocus_south … thwind.htm
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/420587614706254/

I push this because we need to understand what tragedy unfolds in Taiwan; in addition, Edd Jhong is an active journalist involved with many of the issues pertaining to human rights locally.

Chen Kin Fong is 61 years old, standing in front of the portrait of her husband who passed away two years ago. After his death at 59 years old, he had left her nothing but a home that still had payments due. The couple did not come from a background of wealth or high education and worked side by side farming for others. Her husband was neither a smoker, drinker, nor betel chewer but suddenly contracted oral cancer and lung adenocarcinoma. His wife is left with questions of how, of why. Should we ask the question of why there continues to be tales running on the similar veins in ChangHwa? 陳金鳳61歲,前年過世的丈夫許世賢幾乎什麼也沒能留給她;除了一棟已經繳了20年房貸還沒結清的破房子,還有幾年來為了治病所欠下的負債。許世賢還在世時,兩夫妻總是一起下田耕種,但他們名下沒有任何土地,只能幫人代種領工錢,家境一直不好。民國95年,不菸不酒不嚼檳榔的許世賢突然罹患口腔癌,四處求醫也無法獲得改善,最終在100年11月轉移肺腺癌過世,享年59歲。 談起許世賢的病,陳金鳳說自己只是沒讀多少書的鄉下人,無法多做說明,但她確實對丈夫的病感到疑惑–何以一名不煙不酒不嚼檳榔的鄉下農夫,會得到口腔癌、肺腺癌呢?

Chen Kin Fong is 61 years old, standing in front of the portrait of her husband who passed away two years ago.
After his death at 59 years old, he had left her nothing but a home that still had payments due. The couple did not come from a background of wealth or high education and worked side by side farming for others. Her husband was neither a smoker, drinker, nor betel chewer but suddenly contracted oral cancer and lung adenocarcinoma.
His wife is left with questions of how, of why. Should we ask the question of why there continues to be tales running on the similar veins in ChangHwa?陳金鳳61歲,前年過世的丈夫許世賢幾乎什麼也沒能留給她;除了一棟已經繳了20年房貸還沒結清的破房子,還有幾年來為了治病所欠下的負債。許世賢還在世時,兩夫妻總是一起下田耕種,但他們名下沒有任何土地,只能幫人代種領工錢,家境一直不好。民國95年,不菸不酒不嚼檳榔的許世賢突然罹患口腔癌,四處求醫也無法獲得改善,最終在100年11月轉移肺腺癌過世,享年59歲。
談起許世賢的病,陳金鳳說自己只是沒讀多少書的鄉下人,無法多做說明,但她確實對丈夫的病感到疑惑–何以一名不煙不酒不嚼檳榔的鄉下農夫,會得到口腔癌、肺腺癌呢? 

Location:
Floor 8 | Contemporary Art Space
8F No. 21, Lane 19, Shuāngchéng St雙城街19巷21號8F Google Map: http://goo.gl/maps/ICM4e (near Zhongshan Elementary School Station)

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