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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Lee Høwell Promotes Anti Passive Smoking Awareness Through Photography

All images by Lee Høwell. Used under a Creative Commons License. 

Photography can be a powerful medium to spread awareness of a good cause and Lee Høwell produced a photo-series specifically to promote anti-passive smoking awareness. For the featured photograph above titled “Choking His Future”, Lee won the British Institute of Professional Photography Award  in 2013.

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