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.