Come meet and greet renown Chinese American photographer Pok Chi Lau. Pok Chi will show us his latest images of his photographic work done in Myanmar. Maybe he might add a fishing story or two.
He will also screen “Cuban Chinese”, brief visual history of Chinese in Cuba featuring Caridad Amarand who performed Cantonese opera professionally in Chinese communities through Cuba from 1942-1958.
“Caridad has no Chinese blood but has more Cantonese culture in her than my American born son.” – Pok Chi
2pm – Images from Myanmar and “Cuban Chinese” screening with the director Pok Chi
3pm – Light refreshments and food served
Pok Chi Lau was born in Hong Kong in 1950. After working for one year in a dead-end job on the graveyard shift in an electronic factory, in 1969, he left for Canada and the United States to pursue a career in photography. In 1975 he earned a BFA in Industrial and Scientific Photography at Brooks Institute of Photography, and in 1977, an MFA, specializing in social documentary photography, at the California Institute of the Arts. For the last three decades, he has been documenting the Chinese Diaspora from China to different parts of the world. His current multi-media project is mixed-raced people, their descendants, and stereo-types.
He is an Emeritus professor in the Design Department of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Kansas. He can be contacted through email: firstname.lastname@example.org