Andrew Kung is a Brooklyn based photographer working across genres to explore themes of race, identity, and belonging. Inspired to construct intimate scenes of strength and togetherness between Asian Americans rarely witnessed in an American context, Andrew explores a new visual language that challenges monolithic constructs of Americanness and normalizes the visibility and dignity of his subjects.
A graduate of UC Berkeley’s business school, Andrew worked in Silicon Valley before creating his first body of work in 2017; Mississippi Delta Chinese, a photo series documenting Chinese Americans in the Deep South, was first published by The New York Times. His second body of work, The All-American (2018-2022), is a series that recontextualizes traditional notions of masculinity and belonging. The project was featured on Dazed, i-D, Artsy, AnOther, Paper Magazine, NOWNESS, CNN, and NBC; the work received awards from PhotoVogue (100 Next Great Fashion Image Makers), LensCulture (Summer Open Winner), Photolucida (Critical Mass Winner), and Maine Media (Arnold Newman Prize Finalist), resulting in group exhibitions across London, Massachusetts, and Seattle.