This brilliant flash of light (2021–ongoing)

This brilliant flash of light is an ongoing work that centers historic sites of Japanese/American incarceration in the United States. Primarily depicting water, these photographs meditate on Japanese/American incarceration as a meaningful episode of strategic assimilation and racial dissolution, and they represent an elegy to those who have been and continue to be vulnerable to state-made catastrophe.

To date, photographs have been made in Manzanar National Historic Site (CA) and Tulelake Segregation Center (CA), two former camps in disparate states of public upkeep.


Center for Photographic Art, CA, USA, 2022

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