Touching Photographs From an Asian Artist Reconciling Displacement

Pimprae Hiranprueck inserts herself into family photographs and landscapes of her home country in her 'Intersecting the Parallels' project.

By Von Diaz Nov 26, 2013

Pimprae Hiranprueck, who goes by Nancy, barely spoke English when she left Thailand for the U.S. at age 13. And while she now calls the U.S. home, for many years she’s struggled to reconcile missing her home country, and the family she left behind. As a way of coping and investigating the layers of emotions she felt about her estrangement, and her imminent return to Thailand, she produced "Intersecting the Parallels," a photography project where inserts herself into landscapes and family photographs. In a recent interview in Slate, Hiranprueck says the project enabled her to, "reacquaint myself with friends and family and to create new memories." Read more on her website

(h/t Slate)