Rochester, NY, USA
Jade Thiraswas is a Thai-American visual storyteller currently based in Upstate New York. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised between there and Southeast Asia. Her work celebrates the complexities of cultural identity, community, and representation while working against a history of colonialism, otherness, and patriarchy in the documentary photographic tradition. She often works collaboratively with her subjects, challenging notions of artistic authority and subjectivity. Her ongoing project "Young Cash Karen" follows a tight-knit community of refugees youths from Myanmar who have resettled in Upstate New York.
Jade attended New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in high school, going on to earn her BFA in photography and art history at Memphis College of Art in 2015, and her MFA in photography & related media at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2018. Her work has been exhibited in numerous spaces nationally and internationally. She has been selected to participate in the New York Times Portfolio Review, the Women Photograph Workshop at Photoville, Angkor Photo Festival Workshops, Chico Hot Springs Portfolio Review, and was an artist in residence at The Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York.
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