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The U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers
presents
THROUGH THE LENS OF LIA CHANG
in celebration of
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

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
TIME: 10:00AM-3:00PM

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 York.

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.

Please visit Lia at her official website at liachanggallery.net


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