New York, NY, USA
Lidiya Kan is a photographer, filmmaker, and educator based in New York City. Initially trained as an economist, she changed her career path to photography upon her arrival to the United States. She currently teaches photography at LaGuardia Community College and recently earned an MFA degree in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College.
She is the fourth generation of ethnic Koreans born and raised in the former Soviet Union. Her projects are influenced by her multicultural and multinational upbringing. She is interested in overlooked and forgotten histories, everyday stories of ordinary people. Records she creates are evidence of existence, her unique cultural contribution to a larger societal archive.