Emily Momohara: Fruits of Labor [FotoFocus Biennial]
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A photo-based installation, Fruits of Labor critically interrogates Momohara’s family’s 100-year immigration journey from plantation laborers in Japan to mainland America.
Artist Emily Hanako Momohara investigates themes of immigration, identity, and labor within the framework of her own family narrative: from a famine entrenched Okinawa, Japan to Hawaii’s mainland America. In Hawaii, her great-grandparents worked on a pineapple plantation. They toiled through the day, grooming and harvesting the fields, at times with a child wrapped to their backs. Eventually, they were able to build their own three-room house. It was within the confines of those three roomsView more
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