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Jet Lag

Chien-Chi Chang's photographs of airports, hotel rooms and self portraits provides a dynamic visual insight into the life of a constant traveler

Chien-Chi Chang

Chien-Chi Chang | Jet Lag Vienna International Airport. Vienna, Austria. 2010. © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos
Chien-Chi Chang Vienna airport. Vienna. Austria. 2011. © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos
Chien-Chi Chang Charles de Gaulle Airport. Paris, France. 2011. © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos
Chien-Chi Chang Self-portrait. Sanzhi, Taipei County. Taiwan. 2010. © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos
Chien-Chi Chang Hotel room. Yangon. Myanmar. 2010. © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos
Chien-Chi Chang Taoyuan International Airport. Taoyuan. Taiwan. 2008. © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos
Chien-Chi Chang Self-portrait. Hong Kong. 2009. © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos
Chien-Chi Chang Graz Airport. Graz. Austria. 2012. © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos
Chien-Chi Chang International Airport. Maco. 2011. © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos

Jet Lag deals with the ultimate in disconnection—from spouse, family, nation, time, and earth itself. In these succinct black-and-white images of globalized disconnect, reality is less touchstone than distraction. The important space is ‘between’. Planes and hotel beds and flickering screens provide the only continuity; jet lag is a way of life. Since the birth of a daughter and a son, Chien-Chi Chang has traveled less frequently, but his phone is still too often on airplane mode.