Interior Lives Exhibition at Museum of the City of New York
Oct
26
to Mar 24

Interior Lives Exhibition at Museum of the City of New York

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Interior Lives: Contemporary Photographs of Chinese New Yorkers
On view now till March 24, 2019
Open daily 10am-6pm.

New York City’s nine predominantly Chinese neighborhoods are home to the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia. Interior Lives features the work of three photographers who have spent years documenting the lives of Chinese New Yorkers: Annie Ling, Thomas Holton, and An Rong Xu.

For more than a year, Annie Ling documented the lives of the 35 residents of the fourth floor of 81 Bowery—the “invisible immigrants” who live cramped quarters and work for low wages, many sacrificing in order to support their families left behind in China. Thomas Holton has followed the trajectory of a single family, the Lams of Ludlow Street, since 2003. Starting as a family of five in a 350-square-foot apartment, the family has changed over the past 15 years, with the growth of the children and the eventual separation of the parents. And An Rong Xu has used photography to explore his Chinese-American identity with a series of photographs that explore the intersection of “two sometimes polarizing cultures.” Together, the works of these photographers provide a window into the complex realities of immigrant life in New York City.

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One Foot In Chinatown, with Jean Kwok and Annie Ling
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

One Foot In Chinatown, with Jean Kwok and Annie Ling

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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Photography, Expanded - The Story of Data
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Photography, Expanded - The Story of Data

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.

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The Smell of Dust - An Audiovisual Performance
Apr
16
to Apr 17

The Smell of Dust - An Audiovisual Performance

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.

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A Floating Population: Solo Exhibition at The Museum of Chinese in America
Dec
13
to Apr 13

A Floating Population: Solo Exhibition at The Museum of Chinese in America

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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

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