藝術家Artist

台灣Taiwan

莊坤儒Chuang Kun-ru

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1976年生於台南麻豆。畢業於淡江大眾傳播系,自畢業後一直從事專業攝影行業。現任台灣光華雜誌攝影組召集人。曾獲國家地理雜誌攝影大賽、兩岸新聞報導獎及台灣新聞攝影大賽等佳績。作品曾於台灣、中國、美國及馬來西亞等地展出,包含:《搗蛋》台北大巨蛋集體創作計畫(2017)、兩岸攝影看世博展覽(2010)、《不動-Unmoving》攝影個展、《顯影台灣》台灣光華雜誌攝影展(2006)等。

Chuang was born in Madou, Tainan in 1976. He graduated from the Department of Mass Communication, Tamkang University. Chaung has been a professional photographer since his graduation. He currently works as the Convener of the Photography Section of Taiwan Panorama Magazine. He has won many photography awards, including National Geographic International Photo Contest, Cross-Strait Photo-Journalism Award, and Taiwan Press Photo Contest. His works were exhibited in Taiwan, China, the U.S. and Malaysia. These exhibitions include: Trick or Treat: Taipei Dome Collective Creation Project (2017), Cross-strait Photography on World Expo Exhibition (2010), Taiwan Revealed: Taiwan Panorama Magazine Photography Exhibition (2006).

創作論述Work Text

#麻豆×HOME

對一個在北部成長、工作、生活的人來說,我出生的老家-麻豆,一直是遙遠又模糊的家鄉。自從高中爸爸買了第一台相機給我,我便開始記錄麻豆老家。除了每年春節或清明祭祖回去,當長輩逐漸凋零、面對離別的時刻,我便從北向南,沿著高速公路開往返鄉的航線。

“照片就是曾經,是回憶也是夢幻──Roland Barthes”

如果再繁盛的事物都會消逝,我拿著相機對抗時間,企圖搶下存在的證據,會不會也像薛西佛斯一樣,對著不斷落下的石頭興嘆?

我想起當我還是孩子時,拿著竹竿在老家周圍漫步閒晃,像是探險一般發掘新奇事物的童心,就好像是多年後我拿起相機紀錄老家的片刻,那「此曾在」的氛圍,在暗房裡一張張逐漸浮現的影像中,找到當年的赤子之心。

#Madou x Home

As a person who grew up, work and live his entire life in Northern Taiwan, Madou, where I was born, has always been a distant and vague image of home. Ever since my father got me my first camera in high school, I started taking pictures of Madou.

I usually returned to Madou every Chinese New Year and Tomb Sweeping Day. As family members grew old and came to their last days in life, I would drive back to Madou to bid them farewell.

“Photography is the past; it is memory and it is a dream.” - Roland Barthes

Every glorious moment will face its ending. I try to fight against time with my camera, to capture the proof of existence. Will I turn into Sisyphus, sighing about the ever-falling boulder?

When I was still a child, I used to roam around Madou neighborhood with a bamboo stick, eager to discover new things like in an adventure. Many years later, as I picked up the camera to record my hometown, I discovered a nostalgic ambience in the photos as they develop in the darkroom. Looking at the photos, I could still remember the child that I once was.

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