New York, NY, United States
Born in Taipei, Annie is a Canadian artist and documentary photographer currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Select clients include The New York Times and The New York Times Magazine, GEO Magazine (Germany), Courrier International (France), The New Yorker, Fader Magazine, and New York Magazine.
Her photography has been featured in publications such as PDN Photo Annual, American Photography 27, Magenta Flash Forward: Emerging Photographers, Monthly Photography, The Forward, among others.
Recently on view at The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New York City, Annie’s debut solo exhibition “A Floating Population” features over eighty images spanning four years of work. Her projects have traveled widely to exhibitions in South Korea (Gwanju Biennale, curated by Ai Wei Wei), Germany (Lumix Photo Festival), Finland (NYPH Awards), Hungary (Budapest Photo Festival), Brazil (The Smell of Dust Tour), Iceland , Canada (Magenta Flash Forward), and throughout the USA.
She has lectured at Columbia University, CUNY Brooklyn College, International Center of Photography, Ryerson University School of Image Arts, Asian American Writers' Workshop, and has appeared on Al Jazeera America, Sino Vision, China Daily, and "Where I'm From" CUNY Graduate School of Journalism's pilot radio show.
Annie was recently awarded the New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) fellowship for photography. Previously, she was a fellow of Reflexions Masterclass, a laboratory investigating the evolution of the language of visual representation and photography. She is also a recipient of a Director’s Fellowship from The International Center of Photography.
81 Bowery—one of the last standing lodging houses in New York City, has been home for more than a generation of immigrant Chinese laborers. Today, dozens of individuals are left sharing the fourth floor—each occupying a 64-square-foot cubicle.
AWHERENESS: Romania & Moldova
AWHERENESS is a collaboration with trafficked survivors to trace their stories and expose the places that enable trafficking. Trafficking is pervasive, making it hard to detect. It takes on many different forms, often in the most mundane places: at home, parks, transportation hubs, cafes and beyond.
Chinatown’s housing stock today is still largely composed of tenement buildings, a number of which are over 100 years old. Rich in history, these long-inhabited dwellings and their residents however face a real and serious threat.