Don Hong-Oai was born in Canton, China in 1929 as the youngest son to a business family and was raised and educated in Saigon, Vietnam. At age 13 he began an apprenticeship at a Chinese photo and portrait shop. In 1979 he immigrated to the United States and settled in Chinatown of San Francisco. Don […]Read more "Don Hong-Oai"
The Bearable (2007-2010) is Chen’s confessional photo-documentation of her self-harm history spanning half a decade. Bees (2010-2012) features a collection of people who, faced with chaos, violence, alienation and irredeemable losses in life, feel propelled to leave physical traces and markings on their bodies, in order to testify and preserve a pure and sensitive mind from within. […]Read more "The Bearable and Bees, Zhe Chen"
In September 2009, I embarked on a photographic study of a remote, extremely undeveloped part of northwestern Nepal called Humla-and of the remarkable people who live there. They are a wonderful mix of grit and warmth, humility and pride, innocence and wisdom. For centuries, the Himalayas have walled them in, shaping and preserving their way […]Read more "Slow Road to China, Drew Dogget"