Annie Ling “A Floating Population”
In A Floating Population, photographer Annie Ling uses her camera as an entry point to establish a deep connection with the people and spaces of Chinatown. Ling, who photographs for the New York Times, rejects the stereotypes and surface impressions that characterize so many images of the neighborhood. She spends time with those she photographs - immigrants and the elderly - both alone and with their families, photographing them with intimacy and complexity. MOCA will be presenting 3 bodies of her work: “81 Bowery” (selections of which were published in the New York Times), “Shut-Ins,” and “Tenements.”
Born in Taipei, Annie Ling is a Canadian artist and documentary photographer based in New York City. Ling is a contract photographer for The New York Times, and her work has appeared in publications such as GEO Magazine, Courrier International, FADER Magazine, New York Magazine, PDN Photo Annual, American Photography, Magenta Flash Forward: Emerging Photographers, among others. Her work was recently exhibited in the 2011 Gwangju Biennale: Unnamed Design, curated by Ai WeiWei in Gwangju, South Korea and the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hannover, Germany. She recently received a New York foundation for the Arts 2013 Fellowship for Photography.
[Image: Annie Ling, excerpt from “81 Bowery.” ]
from December 13, 2013 to April 13, 2014