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Out of the Shadows Photography Collection by Chou Ching-hui 行過幽谷 周慶輝

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“Losheng Sanatorium” is a sanatorium for leprosy patients located in New Taipei City and Taoyuan City in the northern part of Taiwan. In Japan, the Leprosy Prevention Law was enacted in 1931, forcing all leprosy patients into isolation, and this was also the case in Taiwan, which was under Japanese rule at the time. As the name suggests, the Losheng Sanatorium(楽生院) was created in the name of making it "easy=楽” for patients to live without fear of discrimination, even though it was a forced quarantine. The sanitary management of the isolation, the thoroughness of the community facilities for patients such as the library, and the architecture as well as the mixture of features from the Japanese colonial period and the postwar Nationalist government period have attracted much interest. Taiwanese photographer Chou Ching-hui has spent 13 years following the lives of patients living in the hospital, capturing their lights and shadows. The people he portrays, no matter how you look at them, leave us with a sense of the fundamental majesty of life. In his photographs, they rejoice in their own lives and grieve over the deaths of others. Life at the Losheng Sanatorium is never easy. The emotion farthest from discrimination may emanate from "knowing. 「楽生院(楽生療養院)」は台湾の北部・新北市と桃園市にまたがって存在するハンセン病患者の療養所。日本では1931年にすべてのハンセン病患者を強制隔離する「癩予防法」が制定され、当時統治下にあった台湾でもそれは同様であった。 楽生院は名前の通り、強制隔離とはいえ患者が差別の目を気にせずに「楽に」暮らせることを名目として作られた。隔離のための衛生管理、図書館など患者同士のコミュニティ施設の徹底、そして建築としても日本統治時代と戦後の国民政府時代の特徴が混ざり合い、関心を集めている。 台湾の写真家・周慶輝(Chou Ching-hui)は、13年間にわたって院に住む患者の生活に迫り、その光と影を追いかけ続けた。彼の映した人々はどこから見ても、生きるという根本的な威厳を私たちに感じさせてやまない。彼らは写真の中で自他の生を喜び、死を悲しむ。決して楽ではない楽生院の生活。最も差別から遠い感情は、「知る」ということから発せられるのではないだろうか。 design:優秀視覚設計 publisher:永中国際股份有限公司/EVER CHINA International, Inc. year:2004 size:H312×W312mm format:hardcover language:Chinese/English/Japanese condition:good.

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