Michael Jang, a well-known photographer that has worked with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Ronald Reagan, is showing a collection of photographs that hits closer to home. In the 1970’s, while still a student in California, Jang began taking photos of his Chinese-American family.
The photographs show the intimacy of family but also the suburban experience of the 1970’s, a quintessential time for ‘Americana’ culture.
For Jang, who was influenced by the street photographer Lee Friedlander, the opportunity to capture his family proved fruitful. ‘Every day was a new visual discovery.’
This collection of photographs will be on display at the Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco on May 3.