Monthly Archives: January 2018

Conversation about Asian American photographers at Aperture

Just saw this conversation from back in November on the Aperture blog. It’s well worth reading. Conversations like this are necessary right now.

One nitpick: the headline overstates the premise. My gut-response was reactionary: that there are well respected and well known, if not famous, Asian-American photographers. Not as many as there ought to be in the industry but certainly not none. A click-baity headline like this does a disservice, I think, to what is otherwise a thought provoking conversation. Matsuda notes that the work of the three photographers “make[s] visual space for nuanced dialogue”; the headline works against such a space.

Actually a second nitpick: why no links to the three photographers’ work (or did I miss them)?

Anyway, the conversation is good and the three photographers’ work is really good, too: Mary Kang, Tommy Kha, and Jessica Chou.

Happy New Year 2018

2017 was a little quiet here on the blog.

The plan for 2018 is to get back to weekly posts, but I’m going to move towards shorter posts that are more descriptive than critical. Hopefully this will help me balance keeping this blog current and actually keeping up with my commercial and creative work.

Ji and I were in Korea for most of December so I’ve got plenty of new books to get up on the blog, not to mention a stack from 2016 that haven’t made it up yet. Check back soon.

In the meantime, Happy New Year 2018!