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Asian American Arts Alliance Alliance Portfolio In Practice


Saturday, June 21

1pm – 5pm

New York Foundation for the Arts

20 Jay Street, 7th Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201


Register Now!




The Asian American Arts Alliance’s  Portfolio In Practice is an exchange between emerging Asian American visual artists and high-profile institutions in New York interested in engaging upcoming talent. Five different panelists represent five opportunities for valuable exposure, professional development, and grants to support projects.

The event opens with a guided discussion on best practices for application submissions with our panelists. All interested artists must register via Eventbrite. Artists can purchase up to 3 tickets for twenty minute one-on-one sessions with their selected panelists.

Artists who register for a portfolio review session should come prepared with questions regarding an application and/or a portfolio in progress tailored to that open call so they may receive additional insight and feedback in a more intimate setting.


This cycle of Alliance Porfolio in Practice includes:

Garbriel de Guzman, Curator of Visual Arts @ Wave Hill

The Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship is for contemporary artists who explore the dynamic relationship between nature, culture and site.

  • Studio space during the Winter Workspace Program
  • Solo show in the Sunroom Project Space
  • Valuable mentorship and exhibition opportunities


Molly MacFadden, Manager of Teen, Family and Engagement Programs @ Museum of Art and Design

The Artist Studio is an education program for experienced artists — particularly those with teaching experience — interested in engaging with the public about their work and process through demonstration.

  • Paid, temporary adjunct and part-time, 4 month program
  • Work displayed in the museum’s 6th floor vitrines
  • Bio and two images of work featured on MAD’s website


Sarah Nicholls, Programs & Marketing Manager @ The Center for Book Arts

The Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant for New York Emerging Artists is a yearlong program to promote experimentation in book arts, thus artists from all disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

  • Stipend and materials budget
  • 24 hour access to the Center’s printing and binding facilities
  • $3,000-$5,000 tuition waiver for courses throughout the year

Roddy Schrock, Director of Programs & Residencies @ Eyebeam

The Eyebeam on the Move Residency supports technology-based projects that incorporate collaborative forms of architectural practice, urban presentation, policy engagement and other forms of meaningful community dialog.

  • 5-month residency with stipend in support of project realization
  • Shared design, research, and fabrication labs
  • Partnerships with appropriate neighborhood organizations
Lia Zaaloff, Curator @ Bronx Museum of the Arts

The Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) provides professional development opportunities to emerging artists through a 13-week seminar that addresses practical concerns and cultivates networking opportunities.

  • 13-week seminar that addresses practical concerns, and cultivates networking opportunities.  Topics covered include: Community, Grant Writing, Writing Workshop, Copyright, Contracts, Art Market, Studio Visit, Art Criticism, and Marketing.
  • Introduces the work to a greater audience via exhibition and catalogue


Available slots are open on a first come, first served basis.

Early application is encouraged due to extremely limited slots.



This is a rare opportunity to receive feedback on your application directly from someone on the application review committee. The review session is an informal interview for a program you wish to apply to now or in the future.


Ways to maximize your review session include:


  • Present your work in the context of the open call, including the language used in explaining your work
  • Present the images/works you are considering to use for the application, as well as options for discussion
  • Research the organization and make sure your work is relevant to their mission
  • Read the application guidelines and FAQ carefully to get a sense of what the organization wishes to achieve by offering the program
  • Ask questions



  • Try not to ask questions already addressed on the organization’s website or covered during the panel discussion
  • No excuses; be thoughtful about what you present
  • Refrain from arguing with constructive criticism; take notes instead


Brainstorm! is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Metropolitan Life Foundation, Con Edison, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the CJ Huang Foundation. This organization has received funding from the 2012 JPMorgan Chase Regrant Program, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).


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DAAN’S Monthly Newsletter
April 2014



Dear DAAN Members, Diasporic Asian Art Network is excited to debut this new monthly newsletter! Please send information including exhibitions, conferences, calls, positions, and other news and opportunities via this form. If you have images please them email to DAAN Newsletter Editor Beatrice Glow at with the subject heading “Newsletter.” Please send all images at 72 dpi, in jpg or png files, around 5 x 5 inches. The cut off date to be included in the monthly listing is the third Friday of each month and the Newsletter will be sent out at the beginning of each month. Help our network grow by sharing this newsletter subscription link, like us on Facebook and visit DAAN’s website for more news, events and member profiles. Are you listed in DAAN’s membership online directory? If not, please sign up here. Thanks!


  • A message from DAAN co-organizers Margo Machida and Alexandra Chang on DAAN’s participation at the College Art Association that took place in Chicago this past February.
  • How to submit proposals for to DAAN’s Panel Selection Committee for 2015
  • Call for Papers for the forthcoming peer-reviewed journal “Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas.”
  • Call for Papers for the PoNJA-GenKon10th Anniversary Conference “For a New Wave to Come: Post-1945 Japanese Art History Now” that will take place at Japan Society, New York City.
  • New York Regional Membership




DAAN at CAA Chicago


DAAN Panel “Asia / Americas: Praxis and Pedagogy.” Feb. 14, 2014. Photo credit: Ming Tiampo

The DAAN business meeting and panel session at College Art Association (CAA) took place on February 14, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago. Members began the meeting by sharing memories of important scholar, curator, colleague, friend and mentor Karin Higa.

Announcements included the publication of the Third Text special issue edited by DAAN members Dean Chan and Michelle Yee for the International Network for Diasporic Asian Art Research [INDAAR]: “The Transnational Turn: East Asian Mobility.” Also the new peer-reviewed journal, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (Brill), was announced as a collaboration with Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University and The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art at Concordia University. The journal is co-edited by DAAN members Alexandra Chang and Alice Ming Wai Jim and will launch in Winter/Spring 2015. The call for manuscripts has begun and the deadline for the first issue is June 1st (see listing below for more information). The Virtual Asian American Art Museum Project, a partnership between New York University, Getty Research Institute and Smithsonian Institution was also discussed.

The DAAN panel “Asia / Americas: Praxis and Pedagogy” discussed important issues of artistic production, teaching and the academy in relation to the conceptual hemispheric framing of Asia / Americas with panel chair Alice Ming Wai Jim and panelists Richard Fung, Beatrice Glow, Valerie Soe, and discussant Alexandra Chang. After the panel, DAAN members new and old gathered for dinner to continue the conversation in downtown Chicago.

This should be an exciting year ahead!

All our best,
Alex and Margo DAAN co-organizers


CAA Panel Selection Committee

The business meeting also brought together a new DAAN CAA panel selection committee for the upcoming February 2015 conference in New York. The panel committee includes Alice Ming Wai Jim, Binod Shrestha, and ShiPu Wang. Please submit panel proposals here by August 31, 2014.


Call for Papers: Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas

Editors: Alexandra Chang (New York University) and Alice Ming Wai Jim (Concordia University)

ADVA Journal Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas is a new peer-reviewed journal that features multidisciplinary scholarship on intersections between visual culture studies and the study of Asian diasporas across the Americas. First issue is tentatively planned for publication in Winter/Spring 2015.

Essays (between 5,000-6,500 words) and reviews (between 800-1,000 words) should be prepared according to MLA (for humanities) or APA (for social sciences) style and submitted electronically. Proposed artist pages (up to 6 pages) will also be considered.

DEADLINE: Sunday, June 1, 2014

More detailed instructions for authors can be found at and downloaded here. Please send queries or submissions to


Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas will be published by Brill in affiliation with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU (New York) and the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University (Montreal).


Call for Papers: PoNJA-GenKon 10th Anniversary Conference

“For a New Wave to Come: Post-1945 Japanese Art History Now”

Japan Society, New York City

Deadline: March 20

Organizing Committee

Co-Chairs: Reiko Tomii and Miwako Tezuka

Honorary chair: Alexandra Munroe

Members: Ming Tiampo, Midori Yoshimoto, and Mika Yoshitake

Please direct any question to

September 12, 2014, Friday
“Reports from the Field: On Archival Documents” co-organized with Japan Society and NYU’s East Asian Studies

September 13, 2014, Saturday
“New Scholarship” (tentative title) co-organized with Japan Society

General Parameters Proposed papers should be based on original and critical research within the following parameters: 1) the paper must address the work of art and related media (e.g., visual culture, such as film, design, architecture, manga, etc.) produced after 1945 2) the artist(s) must have been either born in Japan, of Japanese descent, or active in Japan 3) the work must demonstrably relate to aesthetic or socio-political situations in Japan after 1945.

Download  CFP FINAL file for more details


New York Regional DAAN Membership

Members of DAAN Network in the New York Area: Please email Michelle Yee, your New York Regional Representative, at if you are interested in being placed on a mailing list for future events and activities for DAAN members in the region.


Follow this link to subscribe. To unsubscribe, please send an email with the subject headline “unsubscribe” to DAAN’s official website:

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Floating Library — call for participation — Beatrice Glow

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An Announcement and Request from DAAN member Beatrice Glow:
I have been awarded the Franklin Furnace Fund to create FLOATING LIBRARY for the month of September 2014, aboard the historic Lilac Museum Steamship located at Pier 25 along the Hudson River. This pop-up library will host a public reading space on the main deck, a listening room with sound art for introspection, a copy/scan room, workshops (book binding, mapmaking, DIY projects, etc), roundtables, debates (pirates, dreamers and think tanks), and performances. All library visitors will need to power-off their cell phones upon entering. Currently confirmed partnering organizations include Poets House and Center for Book Arts.
Given your network of interdisciplinary artists and thinkers, I am writing to see if you would be able to help spread the word:
1) PARTICIPATE/SHARE my OPEN CALL for unpublished/little known book projects, manifestoes, and artist writings. Submissions are due May 16th.  
2) DONATE books with an emphasis on social movements, art, mapping, poetry, environmental health and children literature to build our reading material collection.
3) SOUND EQUIPMENT: DO you have leads to where I can get small-sized music players (small mp3 or ipods) and headphones either donated or on loan? I need 6 sets for the Listening Room installation. Here is the list of participating artists and a page indicating other items we need.
4)  LIKE the Floating Library on Facebook to get updates on the progress!
5) VOLUNTEERS are needed to man the ship in September. Let me know if you have a few hours to spare and are interested in being onboard.
5) COME by the Floating Library Sept. 6- Oct. 3rd, Wed – Sun 2PM-7PM for some mental spa time!
—————————————————c’est tout!————————-—————————-
I hope to hear from you and welcome any suggestions!
My very best,


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College Art Assocation Call For Papers for Feb. 2015 in NYC

Propose a Paper or Presentation for the 2015 Annual Conference

The 2015 Call for Participation for the 103rd Annual Conference, taking place February 11–14, 2015, in New York, describes many of next year’s programs sessions. CAA and the session chairs invite your participation: please follow the instructions in the booklet to submit a proposal for a paper or presentation. This publication also includes a call forPoster Session proposals and describes the seven Open Forms sessions. Deadline: May 9, 2014.

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Announcing Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) CFP


Call for Papers:

Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas








Editors: Alexandra Chang, New York University, and Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University

Area Editors:

Caribbean: Patricia Mohammed, University of the West Indies, St. Augustin

Latin America: Camilla Fojas, DePaul University, and Ana Paulina Lee, University of Southern California

Pacific Islands: Kevin Lim, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Jane Chi Hyun Park, University of Sydney

Canada: Chris Lee, University of British Columbia

United States: Celine Shimizu, University of California Santa Barbara, and Susette Min, University of California Davis


Associate Editors:

Nadine Attewell, McMaster University

Mark Johnson, San Francisco State University

Margo Machida, University of Connecticut

Kirsten Emiko McAllister, Simon Fraser University

Thy Phu, University of Western Ontario

Karen Shimakawa, New York University


Reviews Editors:

Laura Kina, DePaul University

Viet Lê, California College of the Arts


Board of Advisors:

Lily Cho, York University

Michelle Cho, McGill University

Catherine Dossin, Purdue University

Haidy Geismar, University College London

Julia P. Herzberg, independent scholar and curator

Ranjit Hoskote, independent scholar

Evelyn Hu De-Hart, Brown University

Anna Kazumi Stahl, New York University

Christine Kim, Simon Fraser University

Monica Kin Gagnon, Concordia University

Jacqueline Lo, Australian National University

Thomas Looser, New York University

Roy Miki, Simon Fraser University

Nicholas Mirzoeff, New York University

Diana Taylor, New York University

Ming Tiampo, Carleton University

Tom Wolf, Bard College

Midori Yoshimoto, New Jersey City University


Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) will be published by Brill in affiliation with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute, New York University (New York) and the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University (Montreal).


Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas is a new peer-reviewed journal that features multidisciplinary scholarship on intersections between visual culture studies and the study of Asian diasporas across the Americas. Perspectives on and from North, Central and South America, as well as the Pacific Islands and the Caribbean are presented to encourage the hemispheric transnational study of multiple Americas with diverse indigenous and diasporic populations. The broad conceptualization of the Americas as a complex system of continual movement, migratory flows and cultural exchange, and Asian diaspora as an analytical tool, enables the critical examination of the historically under-represented intersections between and within, Asian Canadian Studies, Asian American Studies, Asian Latin American Studies, Asian Caribbean Studies, and Pacific Island Studies. The journal explores visual culture in all its multifaceted forms, including, but not limited to, visual arts, craft, cinema, film, performing arts, public art, architecture, design, fashion, media, sound, food, networked practices, and popular culture. It recognizes the ways in which diverse systems of visualities, inclusive of sensorial, embodied experience, have shaped and embedded meanings within culturally specific, socio-political and ideological contexts.


Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas is dedicated to the critical examination of visual cultural production by and about Asian diasporic communities in the Americas and largely conceived within a globally connected framework. The journal provides an intellectual forum for researchers and educators to showcase, engage and be in dialogue with this growing multidisciplinary area of investigation within the humanities and will be published twice annually with one double issue. Along with academic articles, each issue features reviews of a wide range of visual cultural production, including books, films, and exhibitions, as well as full colour artist pages. The journal welcomes transnational and transhistorical as well as site-based scholarly critique and investigation on visual cultures that engage with historical, material, cultural and political contextualizations within current discussions on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, dis/ability and class as well as aesthetics, ethics, epistemologies, and technologies of visuality. Transcultural areas of investigation in the humanities, including Asian-Indigenous collaborations, historical formulations of Afro-Asian connections, and studies on transnational subjects of mixed race heritage, are welcome. In this way, the journal recognizes the critical project of challenging not only the assumed pan-ethnicity of cultural groupings but also the varying degrees of racialized experiences that have been freighted by cultural stereotypes or based on regional identifications, geographical proximity and fixed temporalities.

First issue is planned for publication in Winter/Spring 2015.

DEADLINE for first issue: June 1, 2014



Essays (between 5,000-6,500 words) and reviews (between 800-1,000 words) should be prepared according to MLA (for humanities) or APA (for social sciences) style and submitted electronically. Proposed artist pages (up to 6 pages) will also be considered. More detailed instructions for authors can be found at Authors’ names should not appear on manuscripts; instead, please include a separate document with the author’s name and address and the title of the article with your electronic submission. Authors should not refer to themselves in the first person in the submitted text or notes if such references would identify them; any necessary references to the author’s previous work, for example, should be in the third person. Please send queries or submissions to:

Please visit our Facebook page for more information:  


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The Asian Women Giving Circle — Request for Proposals for its Women, Arts & Activism Fund — deadline MARCH 7!

The Asian Women Giving Circle, a donor advised fund of the Ms. Foundation for Women, is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for its Women, Arts & Activism Fund. The deadline for submitting a proposal is this Friday, March 7, 2014 at 5pm (Eastern Standard Time).

Through this RFP, the Asian Women Giving Circle seeks to support Asian American women-led projects that use the tools of culture, the arts and education to raise awareness and catalyze action around critical issues that impact Asian American communities.

For the complete RFP and application materials, please visit: Ms. Foundation for Women’s website.

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Call For Proposals: Mobilities of Craft since 1900: Economics, Politics, Aesthetics (proposed panel, AAS Meeting, Philadelphia, March 27-30, 2014)

CFP: Mobilities of Craft since 1900: Economics, Politics, Aesthetics (proposed panel, AAS Meeting, Philadelphia, March 27-30, 2014)

The twentieth century saw a heightened interest in the intersection between craft, design and high art, both in Asia and elsewhere, with productive intersections across national borders (such as American artists in residency in India and Japan), possibilities of (limited) cultural preservation through commercial distribution (e.g. Madhubani painting), and the means to shore up political relations (as in Southeast Asia during the Cold War). This panel investigates the mobility of craft in the context of twentieth and twenty-first century global flows of capital and asymmetrical power relations.

Focused on craft in relation to Asia (conceived broadly), we also seek innovative scholarly approaches to questions of the movement of crafts and aesthetics, questions of authenticity, and engagement with commerce. Does the framework of Orientalist appropriation and romanticization as articulated by early twentieth-century scholars and critics such as Coomaraswamy and Yanagi remain useful? Or, do we require new methods to raise questions about the movement of craft objects and related processes of creation, distribution, display and use across the globe—in cultures of migration, as mobilized by varieties of transport, as outsourced goods in transnational export/import flows, as traded for cultural diplomacy, or as contextualized in relations of aesthetic agency and constraint?

How has craft objects’ mobility impacted craft’s participation in economies and political orders? Does the circulation of craft preclude other forms of visual and material culture? What expectations about the significance of its makers do craft demonstrations produce and reify? How do the locations where craft processes are demonstrated—rural areas, regional cities, national museums, festivals, (aspiring) cultural hubs in Asia and abroad—contribute to or limit craft’s significance? Later in the century, the rise of “fair trade” movements seem to rework the role of craft. Did the rise of neoliberalism reshape the significance of craft materials and processes along with links to tradition and locality? Has attention to craft in its materiality overshadowed or potentially erased other, less physical modes of cultural expression such as dance, music, or storytelling? Does craft remain associated with folk or the vernacular along with discourses of authenticity and ethnic purity?

We welcome papers that address any of these trajectories at the intersection of craft, commerce, and the movement of material culture and aesthetics around Asia and around the world, from a range of disciplinary perspectives.

Rebecca M. Brown, Johns Hopkins University,

Jennifer Way, University of North Texas,

Please send abstracts (250 words) and a short cv to both of the above email addresses by July 15, 2013. We will be submitting a panel to the AAS Annual Meeting held March 27-30, 2014 in Philadelphia.

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SUBMIT NOW!! Process/Practice/Portfolio 2.0 — A Seminar for South Asian Visual Artists and Academics

Process/Practice/Portfolio 2.0
A Seminar for South Asian Visual Artists and Academics

Saturday, July 13 and Sunday July 14, 2013

@ Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
8 Washington Mews
(btwn 5th Ave and University Pl)

SAWCC is proud to present Process/Practice/Portfolio 2.0 (P/P/P 2.0), an exciting opportunity for academics and emerging visual artists to meet SAWCC artists, curators, and arts professionals; participate in panels; present and receive feedback on their work; and tour artists’ studios.  P/P/P 2.0 is an intensive seminar geared towards helping female South Asian visual artists by fostering academic exchange and dialogue about their work. The aim is to provide artists and academics with a community of peers to support, challenge, and fine-tune their practice through sustained interaction. Our first seminar, held at Pratt Institute in 2011, was attended by twenty women from around the country and has resulted in three participants joining the SAWCC board. With P/P/P 2.0, we are including discussions with art historians and academics to broaden the dialogue. As a follow-up to P/P/P 2.0, selected participants will be able to hold regular studio visits, culminating in group presentations to the public through SAWCC’s Studio Circle.

For this seminar, there will be 22 slots available to artists and 8 slots available to academics. An application with work samples is required to be considered for this program. Women wishing to access SAWCC’s resources beyond the seminar are strongly encouraged to apply. Application deadline is May 31st, 2013.

For details on how to apply, full schedule, and bios, visit our website at

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“OTHER ASIAS” — CAA panel call for papers — chaired by Susette Min

Other Asias

Susette Min, University of California, Davis. Email:

This panel examines how Asia is rendered in and through curatorial
practices beyond nation-state, global north-south, third and first world
paradigms. In contrast to exhibitions that recall nineteenth-century world
exhibitions or present Asia regionally through a narrow scope of natural
disasters, human crises, or ethnic identities, a number of recent
exhibitions –biennials, curatorial collaborations– have envisaged “Asia”
differently. Avoiding dichotomies such as East/West and North/South, the
curatorial structure and selected artworks of these exhibitions
de-territorialize Asia, destabilize the spatial and temporal ways art
history, area studies, and Asian American studies conceive of Asia, and
challenge embedded understandings of modernity and transnationalism. The
panel seeks papers that offer critical reviews or examinations of these
exhibitions, specifically focusing on how they inspire alternative networks
and assemblages that open up new geographies and art histories through
metaphors of connection–archipelago, ocean, rim, port. How might these
connections for example reveal models of South-South art worlds or link
Asia and Africa, Europe, or the U.S. in radically different ways?

Call for Participation
Propose a Paper or Presentation for the 2014 Annual Conference
2014 Call for Participation

The 2014 Call for Participation for the 102nd Annual Conference, taking
place February 12–15, 2014, in Chicago, describes many of next year’s
programs sessions. CAA and the session chairs invite your participation:
please follow the instructions in the booklet to submit a proposal for a
paper or presentation. This publication also includes a call for Poster
Session proposals and describes the seven Open Forms sessions.

Listing more than 120 panels, the 2014 Call for Participation will soon
mail to all individual and institutional members; you can also download a
PDF of the twenty-seven-page document from the CAA website immediately.

The deadline for proposals of papers and presentations for the Chicago
conference is Monday, May 6, 2013.

In addition to dozens of wide-ranging panels on art history, studio art,
contemporary issues, and professional and educational practices, CAA
conference attendees can expect participation from many area schools,
museums, galleries, and other institutions. The Hilton Chicago on South
Michigan Avenue (in the Loop) is the conference headquarters, holding most
sessions, Career Services, the Book and Trade Fair, ARTspace, special
events, and more. Deadline: May 6, 2013.

For more information about proposals of papers and presentations for the
2014 Annual Conference, please contact Lauren Stark, CAA manager of
programs, at 212-392-4405.

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SUBMIT: (RE)DEFINING: Identities of Asian America (2013) Photo Collection

SUBMIT: (RE)DEFINING: Identities of Asian America (2013) Photo Collection

EXTENDED Submission Deadline:
Sunday, March 31, 2013

Were there ever times you felt your identity was being defined or challenged by another? Were you ever given the opportunity to defend yourself? Or, rather, did you choose not to exercise that right?

A/P/A BRIDGE at NYU is curating a photo collection that captures the experiences and reactions that represent the unheard voices of those who identify with Asian America and its cultures.

“(RE)DEFINING: Identities of Asian America (2013)” seeks to transcend the boundaries of racial & ethnic profiling and stereotypes to expose the importance of our individuality and opinions despite race, ethnicity, and background.

Details + submission guidelines

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