The collection of images by the photographers represent a pictorial and picturesque omission in America's discussion of what constitutes the American landscape and who belongs. In a city of immense and diverse peoples, Asians are not often seen because of generations of benign neglect and indifference.
As a nation of immigrants, I'm fortunate that the city of my birth recognizes that my ginseng roots can be nurtured in America's soil. That's what I was taught, that's what I believe. Perhaps through the universal language of photography Asian and Pacific peoples will be less foreign and better understood.
-- Corky Lee
More info about Immigrant Heritage Week
|China Press: Asian Pacific Roots in the Big Apple
|SinoVision Coverage Asian Pacific Roots in the Big Apple
|World Journal - Asian Pacific Roots in the Big Apple
|Asian Pacific Rotts in the Big Apple Press Release