After almost forty years, Michael Jang
decided to submit the photographs he took in his twenties of his native California for consideration to SFMOMA. This is how this story begins. Punk subculture, his Chinese-American family or David Bowie are just some of the stars of his black-and-white pictures. He captured the essence of California in the 1970s and ‘80s. Through his work, you can revive those eclectic years, even if you weren’t there. Now in his sixties, we talk with him about his book Who is Michael Jang
(published by Atelier Editions
), his exhibition at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts and why you should never give up.