A Floating Population

December 13, 2013 - April 13, 2014

 

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 presents four bodies of her work: “81 Bowery” (selections of which were published in the New York Times), “Shut-Ins”, “Tenements”, and "A Floating Population."

 

Download essays for "Chinatown: Beyond the Streets" here.

 

Image credit: Annie Ling, excerpt from “81 Bowery.”

 

Acknowledgments

 

This exhibition and related programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (Museums Program), celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support for A Floating Population: Chinatown Photographs by Annie Ling is provided by Con Edison.