I Do I Do I Do
Chien-Chi Chang turns wedding photography on its head with a skeptical look at the institution and industry of marriage
These Taiwanese wedding pictures, taken by Chien-Chi Chang, are not the celebratory nuptial norm that is the bread and butter of photographers everywhere, but rather a jaundiced look at the institution and the industry of marriage.
A couple is caught in a net of spray-string confetti; a bride poses among ruin; a chain of wedding couples kisses in a zoo with caged elephants behind them; and a post-nuptial couple, in all their Western finery, sleep soundly, and separately, in the back of a limousine. I Do, I Do, I Do reveals conflicts that the artist, a 41-year-old unwed man with three younger sisters and no brothers, feels about the notion of marriage and all the traditional family pressures that it entails.