Why I do what I do

A text message, right, I received earlier this month from some Cambodian American folks back in Chicago who saw my recent book, with my photographs of the Cambodian diaspora in Chicago in the early 1990s.

In this case it was the family of Mark Mok, seen dancing in the image below at a house party in Chicago, who saw the book and reached out to me via text.

I’ll take this kind of acknowledgment over a photography award any day.

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