These are just the beginnings of a series called Arrivants. This series marks my first explorations into the stories and characters of my ancestry and the Filipinx diaspora. “Arrivants” is a term photo-based artist Jin-me Yoon used in a recent talk about her experience as a Korean-born Canadian, and the identity she formed after arriving on this land. In this series, to arrive is to declare one’s identity, to take into account what one has brought with them, and to consider the possible futures.
Originally shown at Studio Sixty Six, summer 2017