Urban Photographer Thi Chien Captures America’s Addictions
We blogged once before about the ADDICTION series presented by emerging and skilled photographer Thi Chien back in late-August. What we didn’t do is, mention the reason why this show will probably be one of the most thought-provoking and intriguing evaluations of America’s most thriving (and dangerous) sub-culture in the world — illegal drugs.
Tomorrow night at the Gallery Bar NYC, Philadelphia-bred photographer Chien will show his first collection of the ADDICTION series centered on drug abuse and the secret life of millions of Americans. Drug abuse is real and relevant.
After capturing photos of both victims and criminals who outline their survival according to their high, Chien decided to share his still photography with the world — to spark awareness of the forgotten and to focus on the disregarded lifestyles of too many.
Tomorrow night’s event will unleash hundreds of stories on the unseen, unheard and ignored, while displaying society’s ills. If you’re in the New York City scene tomorrow, stop by and enjoy the show.
Chicago Land’s Christian Rich will also be in attendance to lace the audience with “dope” sounds, along with an opportunity to get your hand’s on the physical copy of Chien’s work with the Addiction Book, which includes commentaries and real responses from people all around the world.
In the meantime, check out Christian Rich’s “Famous Girl” video directed by BBGUN (Alex Bergman and Maxim Bohichik).
Pop culture has a right to be thought-provoking. Say word. Word.