Teresa Hoang Looks for Quality Expressions When Taking Photos

“When I am photographing people in my own community I tend to think of them already being a part of my life,” says Vietnamese American photographer and design student Teresa Hoang. Family and community play central roles in her life, and she seeks to capture them as uniquely as she can. It’s all about connecting with the subject for this young photographer. And producing visually pleasing images are the natural outcome.

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Andrew Kung Makes Simple Yet Timelessly Beautiful Photos

“If you look at any of my mood boards or inspiration boards, I’m referencing films by Wong Kar Wai, Edward Yang, 1900s fashion photography, and even contemporary documentary photography…” says photographer Andrew Kung in an interview with The Phoblographer. “I work and take inspiration across genres as they all have an influence in each image I construct.” Looking at Andrew’s work is akin to exploring the complex tasting notes of a fine bourbon. And, as he states, his work draws on various influences and marinates to become something truly special.

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How Photographer Michelle Watt Makes Photos You’ll Love to Explore

“I think my conceptual frameworks usually come from something very personal, like working out past traumas,” says photographer Michelle Watt to the Phoblographer about how she gets her ideas. “…I’m constantly curious about how people use visuals to express what they express.” Staring into Michelle’s work is synonymous to staring into the soul of a complex human being. It has layers, skin, and its own wardrobe on top of it. And in that way, Michelle’s work is captivating and endlessly fascinating.

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Zayira Ray Enjoys Telling Unique AAPI Stories with Her Photos

“It is more important than ever for Asian-Americans to be seen,” opines Indian-American Zayira Ray about the increasing marginalization of her broader community in recent times. Using photography and visual arts talent, she creates unique photo projects. With a common theme underlying most of them, she tells us more about what drives her passion to break stereotypes.

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Kannetha Brown Wants to Empower Her People Through Her Photography

“Photographs of your community inspire unity,” says Cambodian-American photographer Kannetha Brown about her idea for her latest photo series. A chance trip to an art show led her to stumble upon an incredible series of portraits that heavily inspired her. Spurred by that feeling, she decided to do a similar series about members of her own ethnic community.

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Binly Documents the Often Forgotten Stories of Lao Americans

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“as Lao people, we often think about what home and homeland means to us”, says the multi-award-winning poet, dancer and photographer Krysada ‘Binly’ Phounsiri. “Bridging those connections in the medium of photography and art is an avenue I feel strongly for.” We’ve featured his wonderful work before. This time, Binly’s focus is on the history of Laotian Americans and people of Lao descent living in the US. He hopes to highlight the decades-long experience of their diaspora using his artistic talents as a photographer. Via an online project titled Secret No More, an Expression of Humanity, he plans to have these images in a gallery in San Diego when the pandemic situation becomes more favorable.

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A Theory on Why Asian American Photographers Are Being Held Back

While Asia is very much the home for most of the modern photography industry, Asian American Photographers are rarely seen in the limelight.

Asian Pacific Americans (APA) are poorly represented within our industry. Considering much of today’s photography industry bares Asian roots, the amount of recognition received by photographers of APA descent feels disproportionate. Why aren’t more prominent Asian Pacific American photographers being featured?

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