5 Asian American Photographers You’ll Love!

Welcome to Asian American Heritage Month 2022. It’s that time of year when we put a little more focus on Asian Americans, further highlighting the incredible photography they create. We’ll share a mix of new and already featured photographers, ensuring your eyes are on the best work in the space. In this article, we highlight some of our favorite female photographers within the demographic.

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Xyza Cruz Bacani tells stories you’ll love

Georgia with her daughter Sharila and grandchildren Lexuz and Winter lying on the bed in Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. July 18, 2017

Xyza Cruz Bacani was part of our Visual Momentum Series in which we have partnered with Fujifilm to share important stories from around the world. Bacani knows Hong Kong’s migrant population well and uses photography to connect with the community and share the stories of other migrants. Bacani exposes the harsh realities that many migrants endure every day in the region. However, while sharing their struggle, his exceptional photographic skills also shine a light on their humanity. It’s nice. The work has become a book,We are like the airand you can read more about full story here.

May Xiong is one of the greatest surrealist Asian American photographers

We first featured May Xiong’s work in 2014. We were glued to her concept photography and fascinated by how and why she created this type of work. From dead fish as props to smoke bombs and creative painting, the work produced by Xiong was fascinating. If you like working against the grain, you will surely appreciate the work done by this Asian American photographer. you can check it here.

Shanyn Fiske is one of the most inspiring Asian American photographers we’ve spoken to

Simply put, Shanyn Fiske is one of the most talented fashion photographers we’ve featured. The Phoblographer. His work is clean, well composed and borders on the conceptual. She fought to earn respect in the field of fashion photography. “I’m 45. I’m a petite Asian woman. I don’t fit the fashion photographer mold of this country by any means,” she said. The Phoblographer. She is proof that exceptional photography and thick skin still prevail as she is now enjoying success with her craft. Discover his work here.

Grace Chen Stands Out Among Asian American Women Photographers

Grace Chen has a great wanderlust, which encourages her to explore and document new lands with her camera. With 13 years of experience in photography, Chen has forged his photographic identity and creates images that speak to you about his personality. They are adventurous, risky, balanced: a lot like her. From starry skies to ancient architecture, Chen’s work includes a comprehensive portfolio of travel photography. And you can see more here.

Lanna Apisukh was featured in The New York Times

Far Rockaway, New York, May 2, 2021: Skateboarder Charlotte Tegen rests after a long day of skating and teaching a skate clinic with GrlSwirl NYC at Bayswater Skatepark.

Earlier this year, our junior photo editor, Feroz Khan, spoke with the very talented Lanna Apisukh. She is a photojournalist with a penchant for film photography, often using her analog cameras to take pictures. Once she lacked self-confidence, there was a time when Apisukh didn’t think she had the talent to become a photojournalist. However, she broke through her barriers, continued to document cultures and communities at an exceptionally high level, and finally found her calling. Among many commissions, Apisukh was featured in the New York Times, proving that she definitely belongs in the world of photojournalism. See his story here.

Who are your favourites?

The Phoblographer constantly seeks to showcase new photographs from the best space photographers. Since it’s Asian American Heritage Month, we’d love to hear about new photographers in this demographic. Which photographers do you like? Do you think you have work we should see? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading.

Main image Grace Chen. All images used with permission.



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