Mia Nakano PhotographyCompany
The Cheese School of San Francisco has a new website! We've been busy working on it for about 3 months and it just launched yesterday!!! Super proud. It's responsive, filled with gorgeous photos, and mobile friendly.
Thank you to Sandra Murray, Sita Bhaumik, and Robert Carras for your design and photography work.
Some of my tintypes will be at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco. The reception is tomorrow from 6-9pm. Come through, say hi, and take a photo with me next to the tintypes. yay!!
Tintypes from the Visibility Project will be in an Intersection for the Arts exhibition. Reception is this Wednesday, October 2nd (6-9pm).
If California were a... country, as of 2012 it would have been the 9th largest economy and the 34th most populous nation in the world. California is the most populous state in the United States, home to 1 out of 8 Americans. This exhibition is inspired by the countless stories and people that make up the state – from the Homeless Garden Project in Santa Cruz to residents a block away on the corner of 6th and Mission Streets, from a senior synchronized swimming team in Orange County to a youth Scraper Bike Team in East Oakland. Califas features work by Andrea Blum, California is a Place: A Documentary Project by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari, Mia Nakano, Joan Osato, Joel Daniel Phillips, SF Postcard Project, and Jenifer K. Wofford & Kyle Herbert.
One of my tintype's is currently the profile picture for Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center's facebook page!!! Yay!!!
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OMG! I just got back from vacation to find out about this via Hyphen magazine. Tintypes I made are going to be shown at a pop-up exhibition through the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. I'm so excited. Discussions about immigration!!!
my mom has frequently accused me of "frittering" away my money on camera/video gear. after reading this article, i can proudly say i don't have G.A.S. i use all of the equipment I have!! although i did hafta think about it a little bit before making that declaration.
Thank you to feministing.com for the opportunity to do a write-up on the Visibility Project. Am proud to have the work featured in the context of an archive project, not just photography. As I sit here in Hawaii, post National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance summit, I'm blown away by the work that my community is doing regionally and nationally. This summit has made me realize that I need to document MORE STORIES!!!! To highlight more elders, more youth, and more Pacific Islanders. There is no lack of stories to be shared and is why there is no end to the project. This is why this is my life's work.
JOB OPPORTUNITY (Bay Area)
Little video I made with my good friend Lisa Boghosian at www.lboideas.com. We made an awesome team tag teaming our coverage of the opening for the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco.
Even my mom said..."wow...that looks professional. it made me want to go to the museum!".
Approval from mom. What we all look for...
"We are not a number — not only cheap labor and cheap lives. We are human beings like you. Our life is precious like yours, and our dreams are precious too."
- by Taslima Akhter is a Bangladeshi photographer and activist
FORGOTTEN: Sometime last year I helped my friend Sarah Shourd launch her new webbysite that promotes all her writing, lectures, advocacy, fight against solitary confinement, and work with the Theatre of the Oppressed. Check it out!