Dan Loh is a Pulitzer Prize Winning Documentary Photographer based in the Greater New York City area and is available for photojournalism, documentary, art, corporate, public relations, events, gala, annual reports, portraiture, education teaching assignments.
Student Work and American Acculturation
STUDENT WORK GALLERIES
The first two galleries are the work of my students at Union County College, in Cranford, NJ where I teach the Introduction to Film Photography and Introduction to Digital Imaging. These galleries of beginner-level student work represents images produced from in-class work assignments that introduces Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign and Illustrator and also traditional 35mm film and darkroom developing and processing instruction.
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ARTIST STATEMENT: I use photography to search for an explanation for the persistent feeling of being both at home/not at home in the small American town where I was raised and in the various American cities I have lived since. This has prompted an investigation of my parents’ immigration and assimilation from South Korea to the United States, and my chronicle of the lives of the three generations of my family. I began this project by re-discovering old photographs that have long been in my family’s possession boxed away nearly destroyed, torn and tattered. Many of the prints have faded away to near nothingness, having been hastily moved around, in attempts of safekeeping during midnight escapes prompted by invading enemy North Korean forces during the Korean War. In one aspect of this cultural history project, I juxtapose audio recordings of my parents’ recalling their childhood experiences during the war with images of restored photographs, both of which stand in stark contrast to imagery of their lives today in America and the lives of their children and grandchildren. As I’ve come to know my parents’ stories, I understand more of their own sense of courage and dislocation while moving to a completely foreign country and the way in which that sense of dislocation as well as assimilation has affected me. It is my hope that this project will lead me to a greater understanding of my own life, and why I have always felt like a perpetual immigrant caught between two worlds.