ISO 400 – An Rong Xu Explores Cultural Identity Through Photography

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In this episode of ISO 400, we hear from An Rong Xu, a photographer based in New York City whose working on a long-term project called “The Chinese Americans.” For the project, Xu is exploring Chinese American identity through diaspora communities across the United States. When he was a student at the School of Visual Arts, he worked on a series about his grandfather called “Grandpa,” which proved to be a turning point for him as it taught him about the importance of quiet moments. He also shoots editorial assignments for various publications.

If you’d like to see more of Xu’s work, you can check out his website or follow him on Instagram @anrizzy.

As always, our music is provided by Yuki Futami, a New York-based jazz musician.

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