The Ancient Astoria project seeks to preserve the rapidly changing face of Astoria through photography and storytelling, while facilitating conversation among the diverse residents of this neighborhood. My photography, combined with the photographs and stories of my fellow Astoria residents, are used to create an interactive digital museum and archive of Astoria’s history.

I am particularly interested in the narratives of different immigrant communities, which have helped shape Astoria, as I come from a family of immigrants myself. These histories must be understood not only through the great monuments of the area, but also the grocery stores, places of worship, bars, and small shops.

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