February - March 2017
@ Morganton City Hall
Katy Clune’s photographs depict an immigrant community in Morganton, including the family of Toon Phapphayboun, who escaped Laos by swimming across the Mekong River at age 14.
This collection explores three realms essential to the Phapphaybouns’ identity in North Carolina: their home and holiday traditions; the family restaurant; and the Buddhist temple they helped to establish. The photos are part of Clune's larger project, “Home in a New Place: Making Laos in Morganton, North Carolina”.
More information about the project at makinglaos.com.
This exhibit was organized by the Center for the American South, UNC-Chapel Hill and is co-sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center, the Department of American Studies, the Center for Global Initiatives, and the “Food For All: Local and Global Perspectives” steering committee at UNC Chapel Hill.