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Grandfather's Journey: A Chinese Immigrant Story 《祖父的旅程》

‘Grandfather's Journey: A Chinese Immigrant Story’ is a photographic project on my family.

After the mid-20th century, large numbers of Chinese immigrants including my grandfather, Wong Ho Lang, migrated to Malaya from China. Recollections from my childhood memories and looking through family portraits and photo albums had provided me with a better understanding of my grandfather and family heritage. One particular family photo taken during Chinese New Year celebration with the whole family gathering at the shop front of our family-owned tire shop reflected my family heritage and the living environment during that time. Through the retelling of my family history delivered in a narrative expressed in the form of collage art and utilizing the interaction of photography, space and memory, this series of work expresses the complex feelings I carry towards my family’s migrant heritage.

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