Join us for the opening reception of HAN IN TOWN by Janice Chung on May 6, 2022 at 6PM followed by an artist talk!
Presented in partnership with Flushing Town Hall, HAN IN TOWN (KoreaTown) is a photo series by Janice Chung that focuses on Korean American business owners of Flushing, Queens. While Flushing is now known to be a large hub of multi-ethnic communities, it was once the epicenter for Korean Americans. This project seeks to encapsulate a nostalgic era of Flushing while simultaneously pointing to the future, with the inclusion of 2nd generation business owners alongside their 1st generation counterparts.
“HAN IN TOWN is my love letter to Flushing, the heart of New York City’s KoreaTown. I grew up meandering through all the corners of Flushing. From following my mom as a child through the aisles of Assi Plaza to spending the late hours at karaokes and pochas, each memory evokes nostalgia and a feeling of home. This project is dedicated to all the moms and pops who fed me, cut my hair, and sacrificed everything for the next generation of Korean Americans.” – Janice Chung
The artist talk will be moderated by Jaeki Cho and feature business owners that were photographed for the series as they discuss the past and future of Korean Americans in Flushing, Queens.
Thank you to Nanum Foundation for supporting this series
Janice Chung is a Korean American photographer born and raised in New York City. Through her work, Chung amplifies and deconstructs her Korean American identity by capturing moments that are deeply personal. In doing so, she hopes to shed light on the intricate details of immigrant and diasporic life while straddling the two places she calls home, New York and Korea. Chung earned her B.F.A. in photography at the School of Visual Arts and is currently based in Queens, New York.
Curated by Sophia Park