Entry Title: " Ashura "
Name:
Simon Chang
, Slovenia
Category: Professional, Press


Entry Description:

Day of Ashura in New Delhi, India.

The Day of Ashura is on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram.

It is commemorated by Shi'a Muslims as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH (October 10, 680 AD).

About the Artist:

Simon Chang

Born in 1978 in Taipei, Taiwan, Simon moved to Prague in 2003 and studied still photography at the Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU).

Currently, he is based in Slovenia, a country located in the northern tip of Balkan and he divides his time between Taipei and Europe. Using documentary photography and in-depth articles, he has spent many years focusing on people marginalized by mainstream society.

Simons works have been featured in exhibitions in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, and Moscow, etc. His short films have been screened in Slovenia, Germany, France, Spain, and the Netherlands, etc.

11.2005 A series on the Bohnice Mental Hospital in Prague Second place at the Central-Europe Frame 005 Photography Competition / Czech Republic Brno Moravian Gallery

Taiwan International Visual Arts Center Second Annual Traditional Photography Awards and Exhibition

9.2009 Chanel J12 Wristwatch Photography Series Exhibition at Taipei 101

1.2011 Series awarded judges favorite at Epson 2011 Imaging Contest

1.2011 2011 Kaoshuing Awards

3.2011



- The best reportage of the year (People) - Slovenia Press Photo 2011



- The best photograph of the year (sport) - Slovenia Press Photo 2011