August 20, 2012
The Asian Arts Initiative Presents Two Very Cool Concurrent Photography Exhibits, Opening September 4
Exploring the evolution and expansion of Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) communities through photography, the Asian Art Initiative’s latest two concurrent photography exhibitions offer an intimate look at the Asian-American experience of the present and past few decades.
Opening September 4, Into the Picture: Images of Asian Pacific America by Corky Lee presents five decades of labor, protest and celebration. The featured photographs were all shot from Lee’s trademark bystander perspective, offering viewers a look at the sociopolitical and cultural landscape of APIA communities.
A second-generation Chinese American, Lee is a New York-based photographer whose photojournalistic career dates back to his junior high years.
In conjunction with Into the Picture, the Asian Arts Initiative will also present local photographer Jano Cohen’s The Vibrant Community of Philadelphia Chinatown: A Work in Progress, an exhibit that documents the city’s Chinatown neighborhood through portraiture and audio clips. Cohen will speak during the First Friday reception on September 7.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday noon to 6 p.m. An artist reception with Corky Lee will be held Friday, September 28 at 5:30 p.m.
First Friday Open Houses will be held September 7 and October 5 at 6 p.m. For more info, visit the Asian Art Initiative’s website here.
Into the Picture and The Vibrant Community of Philadelphia Chinatown exhibits
When: September 4- October 5
Where: Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street
More info: www.asianartsinitiative.org