A new exhibition of photographs of a Chinese American family in the 70’s depicts a part of American society that most people miss, according to Stephen Wirtz of Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco where the exhibition is being held.
The photos, reports the China Daily, were take of Michael Jang’s family by Michael himself (seen here in a self portrait courtesy Stephen Wirtz Gallery) , as part of a class assignment in 1973 when he attended the City College of San Francisco.
Jang went on to gain fame shooting such notables as Ronald Reagan and Jimi Hendrix while the negatives of the photos he shot in ’73 sat in a box.
“What Michael was photographing was a part of America that most people miss today,” he says.
“This was a Chinese-American family that lived the American dream in the 1970s, and I think it’s important that audiences can see them as people who don’t feel like strangers.
The Jang Exhibition runs through July 13. You can read a lot more about what makes these photographs unique in the China Daily,