Is Chinatown a ghetto, an enclave, an opportunity, an obligation? If it was home once, is it always? Jean Kwok's new novel, Mambo in Chinatown, tells the story of a young woman hitting the ballroom scene while holding onto her family and the neighborhood she knows. She celebrates its release with a reading at AAWW. Annie Ling will open with a narrated slideshow of her photographs, offering a visual portrait of the spaces of Chinatown inhabited by Kwok's characters.
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Please join HSC on May 22 as they honor three women who are helping to strengthen the Lower East Side community:
I am pleased to be participating in the upcoming Photography, Expanded lab workshop following this symposium focusing on data visualization, mapping and photography.
Photography, Expanded is an initiative designed to inspire documentary photographers to expand their storytelling beyond the still image and catalyze collaboration across disciplines. The program is produced by Magnum Foundation, Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project, New Arts Axis, Aperture Foundation, and Parsons The New School for Design.
THE SMELL OF DUST is an audiovisual performance that gather the public so they can participate in a dynamic projection of photographs selected from the best emerging artists' portfolios worldwide, accompanied by an original soundtrack - exclusively composed for the images - played live by the Brazilian musician Bass N' Insane.
My series "Anonymous" will be in the official launch of TSOD, taking place at the Gallery KUNSTHALLE in São Paulo, Brazil on April 16th, 2014 at 8pm.
In A Floating Population, photographer Annie Ling uses her camera as an entry point to establish a deep connection with the people and spaces of Chinatown. Ling, who photographs for the New York Times, rejects the stereotypes and surface impressions that characterize so many images of the neighborhood. She spends time with those she photographs - immigrants and the elderly - both alone and with their families, photographing them with intimacy and complexity. MOCA will be presenting 3 bodies of her work: “81 Bowery” (selections of which were published in the New York Times), “Shut-Ins,” and “Tenements.” www.mocanyc.org