Foto Asian/American

Where to begin? Let’s start with March 18th, 1969 - Operation Menu, Kissinger and Nixon’s codename for the secret bombing of Cambodia. Fast forward to 1983. Our home town is designated a “refugee resettlement” city for arriving refugees from Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. We are asked to document the new arrivals which leads to the book, “Southeast Asians: A New Beginning in Lowell” and then 10 years later, a follow up book, Fractured Identities. To say it changed our lives is an understatement.

Linda Uch, Kingdom of Kambuja Play

Operation Menu, Resident Alien Performance Poster, 2017

Moon walk, Southeast Asian book

Moon Walk, Southeast Asians: A New Beginning in Lowell, 1986

Cambodian musican, Lowell, MA

Roving Musician, Downtown Lowell, 2014

Cambodian men with tattoos

Protective Tattoos, Southeast Asians: A New Beginning in Lowell, 1986

White Face Cambodian Dancer

White Face Dancer, Angkor Dance Troupe, 2016

Newly Married Couple, 1986

Homestead, Southeast Asians: A New Beginning in Lowell, 1986

Girl Power, Cambodian American women

Girl Power, Fractured Identities, 1996

Cambodian Laotian Wedding

Lao/Cambodian Wedding, Southeast Asians: A New Beginning in Lowell, 1986

12 Sisters Movie Poster

12 Sisters, Southeast Asians: A New Beginning in Lowell, 1986

Junior and Thida, Angkor Dance Troupe

Different Paths, Fractured Identities, 1996

Sovann Thida Loeung,  Homage to Father

Honoring Father, Fractured Identities, 1996