Silent stories

Author Angel Velasco Shaw

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Silent Stories is an artist's book by Angel Velasco Shaw, published in conjunction with an art installation of the same title from 1982. It is a compilation of photographs and interviews with eighteen people whom Shaw identifies as "subjects of the cultural melting pot": native-born Asians, American-born Asians, or those of both Asian and Caucasian heritages. In these shared stories, Shaw points out the continued need for validation and acceptance of Asian Americans by bringing to the surface internalized and alienating experiences of being perpetually treated as a foreigner in one’s own country based solely on outward appearances.

Silent stories, Angel Velasco Shaw

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