Taiwan Day
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Taiwan Day

I was very excited to participate in two different Taiwanese celebrations in May. First, the Taiwanese American Cultural Festival in San Francisco, and second, Taiwan Day with the Oakland A’s. The Taiwanese American Cultural Festival happens in San Francisco’s Union Square on one Saturday each May. I can still remember the first time I saw…

Ho Chie Tsai | TaiwaneseAmerican.org | Oakland Lifestyle Portraits

Ho Chie Tsai | TaiwaneseAmerican.org | Oakland Lifestyle Portraits

I don’t know who started it, calling him the godfather of Taiwanese America, but I think the title’s going to stick. Ho Chie has been involved with almost every Taiwanese American organization imaginable, and he even had a hand in creating many of them. One of his ongoing projects is TaiwaneseAmerican.org, an online portal that spotlights…

TaiwaneseAmerican.org T-Shirts | San Francisco Portrait Photography
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TaiwaneseAmerican.org T-Shirts | San Francisco Portrait Photography

I meant to feature this a long time ago but kept saving it for another day.  As some of you may know, in my “other” life, I am creative director and managing editor of TaiwaneseAmerican.org, which supports the Taiwanese American community. Back in August, we did some shoots for TaiwaneseAmerican.org‘s t-shirt line. We had our friends volunteer…

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Austin, Texas

I’m here in Austin, Texas, with other staff and board members of TaiwaneseAmerican.org as we hold our parallel conference with ITASA Midwest. Wide open spaces, lots of pretty buildings, beautiful blue skies. I’ll be online less this weekend, but I leave you with these images for now.

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Behind the Scenes of Census 2010: Write in “Taiwanese” | Passion Project

It’s been a week since the Census 2010: Write in “Taiwanese” video debuted on YouTube, and it’s already garnered over 120,000 views. Produced by Slideshow Pictures in conjunction with at least seven Taiwanese American organizations, the public service announcement is part of a larger campaign to get Taiwanese Americans to self-identify on the US Census…

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3 Shoots in 3 Cities in 3 Days | Bay Area, Los Angeles Photographer

Miles driven by others: 37 Miles flown: 390 Miles driven by myself: 150 ____________________________________ =577 miles traveled, and that’s just today. Sometimes exhaustion is the most gratifying feeling in the world. In that moment when you finally sit down and have a chance to rest, you can feel the very essence of gravity as it…

Shawna Yang Ryan

Shawna Yang Ryan

Shawna Yang Ryan is a talented hapa Taiwanese American writer whose debut novel, Water Ghosts, was just released on Thursday. This week, I met up with Shawna for a late-afternoon shoot on the UC Berkeley campus. Read the spotlight article we just posted on TaiwaneseAmerican.org and visit Shawna’s website at shawnayangryan.com to learn more. Last,…