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350 Madison Avenue, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10017
between 44th and 45th Streets

(212) 759 7525

Gallery hours: (M-F) 10 AM - 4:30 PM by appointment
Summer Hours during the month of August: Monday-Thursday 10 am-4:30 pm
By Appointment Only

Free admission

Koreatown LA/NY
Photo Series by Emanuel Hahn/Janice Chung

May 4 - August 17, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 4, 2023   5-7 PM ET

Two young Korean-American photographers present a series of images, a poignant portrait of a community and its habitants from the areas considered to be "Koreatown"—one in Los Angeles, one in New York. Emanuel Hahn and Janice Chung document the lives and stories in two of the most diverse neighborhoods in America, as the communities and neighborhoods themselves continue to evolve and change. It is a celebration of the Korean immigrants and their experiences, and the artists ask the viewer to reconsider the common notions of what it means to be from "here."

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About the Artists:

Emanuel Hahn is a Los Angeles-based photographer and director. As a Korean Third Culture Kid growing up in Singapore and Cambodia, he developed an interest in storytelling around topics of identity, diasporic experiences and the question of what it means "to belong". His deep observational and listening abilities have led him to tell the stories of the coffee farmers in Colombia, Chinese grocery store owners in the Mississippi Delta, the Korean Uzbeks in Brooklyn, and most recently the Koreatown community in Los Angeles through his photo book Koreatown Dreaming.

Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Janice Chung is a Korean American photographer whose work explores themes of nostalgia, home, and the hyphenated experience. Often utilizing the natural elements in her environment, Chung examines the nuanced complexities of Korean-American identity within the diasporic struggle and immigrant narrative. Chung's work has been featured in publications such as Vogue, New York Magazine's The Cut, Hyperallergic, Damn Magazine, and Booooooom.