May 17th, NYC: Opening Reception for “Cambodian Diaspora” by Pete Pin


© 2013 Pete Pin

En Foco | Exhibitions
Pete Pin, Cambodian Diaspora
Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 2013, 4:30-6:00
Artist Talk at 6:00-7:00 pm

“En Foco’s Touring Gallery Community Exhibitions presents photographs from Pete Pin’s Cambodian Diaspora series.

Born in a Cambodian refugee camp where both parents worked in labor camps, Pin immigrated to the U.S. in 1983. Drawing from the experiences of his family as survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979), Pin photographs Cambodian communities throughout the United States. He documents the struggle and pain of the survivors and the direct descendants of the genocide that took millions of lives. The series is a testament to those who died, and an examination of where future generations are now. In an attempt to understand his heritage, Pin pays tribute to the lives of the survivors.

Pin states, “I have struggled for most of my life to understand the legacy of my people. They are among the most heavily traumatized people in modern memory, the human aftermath of a cultural, political, and economic revolution that killed an estimated two million, nearly a third of the entire population, within a span of four years. That tragedy casts a long shadow on the lives of Cambodians that bleeds generationally, manifesting itself across generations.”

Te exhibition will be up until July 19, 2013.

Montefiore Family Health Center
360 E. 193 Street
Bronx, New York 10458  [map]
Monday-Thursday, 8am-8pm
Friday, 8m-4pm; Saturday, 8am-12-pm


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