pigment print on archival paper, 40″x26.7″, 2014-2016
Over the past five years, I have intentionally been moving toward more community-oriented art projects that incorporate a dialogue between a community and a particular place. What’s My Name? and Gyopo Portraits were conceived in 2013, when I visited several Korean heritage language schools that were small-scale, closed, ethnic communities in the United States. What’s My Name? comprises fourteen photographs of the binders that many gyopo families use to store documents for visas, green cards, and permanent-residence applications, each folder representing one family.