Chinese Elders, 2008
In January 2008, I travelled to China for three weeks as a chaperone for high school students from the Tacoma School of the Arts participating in a service and study tour. One creative student, Julie Farrell, had been learning Mandarin and decided to interview elderly Chinese about living through the Cultural Revolution. With a translator’s help, Julie recorded oral histories of elders spending their last years in a well-reputed old folks home. I was the privileged photographer who got to go along. It was an amazing experience.