A story about loss, alienation and the search for belonging. A ghost of a Chinese coolie who worked on the Transcontinental railroad emerges at night in the modern-day San Francisco Chinatown. Every location presented in the images tells a story about the history and the experience of the Chinese diaspora. The series recounts the historic discrimination and prejudice against the Asian immigrant community and draws connection to today’s continuing violence against immigrants at large.

50'' x 75'' | Archival inkjet prints

Exhibited at the

de Young Open at de Young Museum
September 30, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Rotterdam Photo
February 2023

Chinese Historical Society Museum
October 16 – November 12, 2021

Press: Washington Post; It's Nice ThatSF Standard 

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