| JOIN ARTIST LIA CHANG
DATE: ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2002
PLACE: U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers 26 Federal Plaza, Lobby, Duane
Street Side New York
The U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers presents "Through The Lens of
Lia Chang", an exhibition of photographs by ARTIST Lia Chang on
display May 22, 2002 from 10AM-3PM.
Admission is free and open to the public. This exhibition on view
May 22, 2002 at the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers in New York presents
the photographs of Lia Chang, including her images of the Urban
Landscape of New York Chinatown post 9/11, environmental portraits
of Asian Pacific Americans in the Workforce, her large scale art
installation piece which includes text and photographs on fabric,
titled, "Angel Island Immigration Station" and images from her "Ristorante
Cinese" series of Paris, London, and Italy.
A native of San Francisco, Lia is an actor, a photographer and
an award winning multi-media journalist. She is the recipient of
the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) 2001 National
Award for New Media and the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)
2000 Chinese American Journalist Award. She is also a Scripps-Howard
New Media Fellow at Columbia University and a Western Knight Fellow
at USC's Annenberg College of Communication for Specialized Journalism.
Lia currently appears as Nurse Chang on the daytime soap operas
As The World Turns and One Life to Live.
The "Asian Pacific Americans in the Workforce" photo essay was
commissioned in 1995 by the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
(APALA), AFL-CIO, a national organization of Asian Pacific American
union members, to promote public awareness about the Asian/Pacific
labor force. This exhibit depicts American men and women of diverse
Asian/Pacific ancestry, working in a variety of fields and occupations.
Photographs from the Lia Chang Archive are in the permanent collections
of the Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco, the Japanese
American National Museum in Los Angeles, the Museum of the Chinese
in the Americas (MoCA) and the Asian American Federation of New
Internationally exhibited and published, her work has appeared
in Vanity Fair, German Elle, The Paris Review, Variety, The San
Francisco Examiner and The New York Times.
Since 1992, Lia has chronicled her contemporaries in the arts,
fashion, journalism and space. Her new book, Ristorante Cinese,
will be a compilation of her in-depth profiles and photo essays.
She is an arts and entertainment writer for AsianWeek and Asianconnections.com.
For more information on the exhibition, call Vikki Gross at the
U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers @ 212-264-9115.