photography / documentary: the golden venture (work in progress)
A series of diptychs and portraits explores the history and legacy of the Golden Venture tragedy. The human smuggling ship carrying 286 migrants from China ran aground off the Queens, NY shore on June 6, 1993. Ten people died, while the remainder of the group were detained for expedited immigration and asylum proceedings. This documentary in progress sets out to show where some of the survivors are today, 20 plus years later, and how their fates diverged in the years after the ship wreck.