In the past few days I've received some inquiries regarding the portrait series associated with the documentary project 16 Stories from 16 Square Blocks. I thought I would talk a little about that today for today's 52/52 image. I suppose the bonus is that instead of 1 image this week you'll be able to view almost 70 images.

In addition to the 16 documentary shorts to be prduced for this project, I am also working on a black and white portrait series of Seattle's Chinatown community. My goal is to create anywhere from 100 to 150 identical portraits of individuals connected to the neighborhood through residence, work, recreation, or necessity. Producing these images will testify to the diversity of the community and enable the Seattle public to better interpret the contemporary Chinatown community. My intention is to create a large grid of 6x9" prints for the final exhibition to be held in June.

Much of this series has been supported and funded through a partnership with the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority SCIDpda, most specifically by the wonderful work done by Joyce Pisnanont. Thank you Joyce!

This image was taken on a Canon EOS 5D and a Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens.

Check back again next week Wednesday for the 52/52 picture of the week!

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