I have a strong history of working with various immigrant and minority communities on projects that include photography as well as public-engagement and installation elements. As an immigrant myself, I am interested in the mixing of these histories with local culture. My husband is Haitian and grew up in Brooklyn; so Caribbean culture also plays a significant role in my own life.
Growing up in Japan. I adore American pop culture from the 1950s to early 1960’s. My projects reflect this influence as I recreate that characteristic vibrancy and hyper-saturation of color as a nostalgic throwback to what was then my future dream of America. As a resident of New York City for over 20 years, living in various neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn, I find the established cultures within my new homes and photograph the color, joy and life of the people who came from diverse communities around the world to become Americans in this city.