Rona Chang (Taiwanese and American, born Chungli, Taiwan 1978) is a photographer who lives in Queens, NY and Western Pennsylvania. Her work often deals with the relationship people have with their physical and cultural landscape.
After receiving her BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art Rona worked as a photographer for the Asian Art Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for nine years, where she photographed all of the Japanese woodblock prints, Indian paintings, and Chinese handscrolls in the collection. In 2007 she was an associate artist at the Atlantic Center of the Arts residency under the guidance of Thomas Struth. In 2011, she was a finalist for the Rome Prize. In 2012, Rona was named as a finalist for both the Sony World Photo Awards and the Renaissance Photography Award in London. Most recently, she was an artist in residence at The Studios of Key West in Florida. Her work has received support from the Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Program, the Hearst Foundation, the Korean government's Ministry of Culture, En Foco and Queens Council on the Arts.