Koreatown

When Koreans immigrate to the United States, they recreate what they know, a sense of home. They eat the same food as they did in Korea, but it never tastes the same. They reconstruct familiar notions of space within the context of a foreign environment.

"Koreatown" is a project in which I document the lives of Korean immigrants living in the United States. Through careful compositions of my subjects, I blend them into their environments, playing with the notions of adaptation and assimilation. I want to reveal a new idea of space, incorporating in my images the paradox of closeness and isolation.