Andrew Kung: The All-American Book

Artist Andrew Kung

Words Tom Czibolya

Andrew Kung, born in San Francisco and based in Brooklyn, NY, is a photographer who, through his images, aims to portray and celebrate Asian American beauty as a normalized beauty. In his first fashion, narrative photo book, The All-American, he aimed to redefine what it meant to be masculine and American in the context of the desexualized Asian man. The All-Aamerican is a two-part photo series that comments on the physical spaces where Asian men have felt invisible and celebrates the beauty, intimacy, and tenderness of said men. Andrew’s goal with this photo book is not only to provide another avenue of representation in fashion/fine art photography, but is also to challenge and educate viewers – inside and outside the AAPI community – on the nuanced experiences that all Asian men live through.