the chain. photographs by chien-chi chang.

700 psychiatric patients live chained together in pairs, and are forced to tend more than one million chickens at the largest chicken farm in Taiwan. Portraits of the players in this real yet surreal drama were photographed with kindness, respect and compassion by Magnum photographer Chien-Chi Chang.

i’ve seen these photographs quite a few times at museums here, but didn’t realize there had been a book published in the west on them before. apparently, there’s set to be a special edition version published this year that comes in a metal box. via gmtPlus9(-15)