Power + Resilience: AAPI History Month

Lamont Digital

The California Endowment

AD Jen Tracy
Touching upon different harrowing eras of AAPI history in the US like Angel Island, Japanese internment camps, and the prevelence of Yellow Peril, I created a series of portraits for The California Endowment for their AAPI Hertiage Month campaign. I wanted to highlight pivotal figures who demonstrated resilience and lifted their peers despite experiencing obstacles from systemic racism. 


Judy Yung - Chinese American historian who helped translate Angel Island poems + fought to make the Angel Island Immigration Center a national landmark

Chiura Obata - Japanese watercolor artist who taught art classes at Topaz Internment Camp and became a professor at UC Berkeley

Anna May Wong - Chinese American actress who was among the first Asian actresses to grace the television screen

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