Crossing Oceans, 2019
Alternative Photography Process in Cyanotype
This project is a documentary portrait series of four Vietnamese immigrant families living in Silicon Valley. It is a collective story about the people from Vietnam when they were young with their family. My photographs share collective stories.
I am a son of one of the immigrant families in San Jose. I was born in Vietnam and came to America at an early age. It was a culture shock coming from a war-torn country where poverty and suffering were everywhere. One of the first challenges to every immigrant is to overcome the language barrier. In this project I am using the cyanotype process; one of the first non-silver technologies used to create photographic images.