老人與白色陋屋/The Old Man and his White Crude House「1-5」2016 首獎 2016 First Prize
台東市有一棟很奇特的房子,每年我都會去看看,但建造者是誰始終是個謎。今年二月,我正在拍照,屋主老人正好出現,出人意外地,他應允了我的要求,帶我進屋內參觀。出來後,他就開始講述他的故事。原來他是個老兵,花了六十年,用收集來的材料,獨力建起這棟房子。離開不久,聽說這房子附近的建築都被拆光,準備蓋旅館,但老先生堅持不賣房子。我在臉書上公布這傳奇故事,引起了注意,天下雜誌也有報導。十一月我又到台東,很欣慰見到這白色陋屋還安然立在施工圍籬外。

There is this special house in Taitung that I go to see every year. Whoever built the building had always remained a mystery to me, though. This year in February when I was there, photographing the house, an old man who apparently is the owner surprisingly appeared. Beyond my expectation, he acquiesced to my inquiry and let me enter the house to see the inside. Once back outside, he started to tell me his story. He turned out to be a veteran, and had spent sixty years collecting materials and gradually building the house with his own hands. Not long after this encounter, I heard that all the buildings around had been torn down in preparation for the building of a hotel, except this one that the old man refused to sell. I posted this legendary story of the house and its owner on Facebook, and had received a lot of attention, even Commonwealth Magazine covered the story. In November, I visited Taitung again and was very pleased to see the white crude house still standing firmly outside the construction fence.

攝影者 Photographer:阮偉明 Wei-Ming Yuan
拍攝地點 Location:台東市Taitung City
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