A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America

Our good friend Eddie Wong (former Executive Director of the National Asian American Telecommunications Association/Center for Asian American Media) is the guest curator for “A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America,” a collaborative photo and video project that’s a part of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

“We invite people far and wide to capture snapshots of their experiences as Asian Pacific Americans on May 10, 2014 – wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. From immigrants to hometown legends, global citizens to refugees, fringe artists to medical practitioners – through our lenses we can illustrate the vast array of experiences throughout the world that make up today’s Asian Pacific America.”

Photo by Rick Rocamora.
Photo by Rick Rocamora. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

This is a participatory project open to all who want to capture the daily, nuanced lives of Asian Pacific America on May 10, 2014 during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Smithsonian will present an exhibition of photos and videos selected by curators. All submissions will also be available on the Flickr group for viewing, and others are encouraged to curate exhibits on their own. To find out more information, go here. Please go to smithsonianapa.org/life2014 to sign up for the project and join the Flickr group by May 1. Update: you can also submit via Instagram using the tag #LifeAPA. There are also photography workshops now through May 8 in various locations (see list below).


Sponsoring Org
April 5, 2-4 pm Chinese Historical Society of America 965 Clay St., SF Eddie Wong,moderator. Panelists: Leon Sun, Laura Ming Wong, Leland Wong
April 12, 2-4 pm CHSA 965 Clay Street, SF Eddie Wong, moderator. Panelists: Lenore Chinn, Bob Hsiang, James Sobredo
April 19, 2-4 pm Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 Ninth St., Oakland, CA Eddie Wong, moderator. Panelists: Bruce Akizuki, Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, Chuong Chong, Julie Thi Underhill
April 26, 11 am – 1 pm Japanese American National Museum 100 N. Central Ave., LA, CA Moderator: John Esaki. Presenter: Robert A. Nakamura
April 26, 11 am – 1 pm Wing Luke Museum 719 South King St., Seattle, WA Moderator: Cassie Chinn. Panelists: Alan Alabastro, Carina del Rosario, Rod Mar, Rick Wong.
May 4, 2-4 pm Japanese American Museum of San Jose 535 North 5th St., San Jose, CA Moderator: Duane Kubo. Panelists: Curt Fukuda, Jim Nagareda
May 8, 6:30pm -8:30 pm Brookline Asian American Family Network, Chinese Historical Society of New England, Asian American Resource Workshop Brookline Interactive Group, 46 Tappan Street (Top Floor), Brookline, MA 02445, 617 731.8566 Moderator: Susan Chinsen. Panelists to be announced.

Main image by Peter Pin courtesy of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.