16 January 2010 | Posted inFeatured
Posted by Elsye
Checking out the new feature on Pecha Kucha website, through an interesting presentation on nationality by Akira Uchimura, I learnt about the 100% Hapa Project by an ‘American’ photographer, spoken word performer, and slam poet Kip Fulbeck. His mixed race ethnic background (Cantonese, English, Irish, and Welsh) and personal experience of being constantly asked ‘What are you?’ has inspired him to photograph the hapas he easily found in different cities in US and let them express themselves in writing or sketches.
For those of you in Los Angeles, there is an upcoming exhibition at Japanese American Museum on “Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids by Kip Fulbeck“.
Is it too extreme to say in the year 2500, the world will be 100% multiracial? Perhaps there will be no more ethnic culture but international culture influenced by regional culture?