The First Issue of Pat Green Zine is live! In this first documentary, we celebrate Asian Culture. Asian Fusion is more than just a genre of cuisine. It is the beauty and wonder of Asian culture interwoven into the fabric of us all. Join the celebration and also address the horror of what we do to harm instead of celebrate and embrace. To get your copy, click here.
“Check out his first zine, celebrating Asian Fusion. Buy it for coffee table. We are better for the diversity in our lives. Pat’s work reminds us of this.”-DT Mullen, New Brunswick Canada
“I don’t really have a reference point to compare the photobook - but I do have an interest in Asian cultures and I can talk to that. I didn’t visit Chicago’s Chinatown when I was there, but I visited the one in San Francisco, and, of course, I’ve been to the one here in Sydney many times. It is true that Asian cultures have shaped modern Western culture almost as much as Western cultures have shaped theirs. I know modern Korean and Japanese societies would not be what they are without Western influences. What I do love about this photobook is how easily it captures people being, well… *people*. Ordinary people living their lives. Fetishization of Asian-ness can be very damaging and I think a lot of people need to see that people of this background are in so many ways no different to them. They have the same needs and wants, they have the same types of life experiences, they are just people.”-Wade Bowmer, Sydney Australia
“What I loved about this issue is that it not only showcases the beauty of Asian people, their culture, and Asian Fusion; but it also shared such authentic and beautiful stories. Stories that inspired the photography and made me want to dive deeper into learning about a culture that I already love but would really like to know much more about. The amazing contributions of music, photography, paintings, dance, philosophy and, of course, martial arts; are always fantastic! However, this magazine shows that the true beauty lies in the people who’ve created all those works of art while just living their day to day lives.”-Jenny Patton Rabig Chicago Area, United States
Pat Green Zine Documentaries are meant to tell the stories about people and topics few know, but should. It will start as a bi-monthly publication. We hope to have it become a monthly by the end of 2022.
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From the time my father, a photojournalist, bought me my first Pentax K-1000 SLR camera at the age of 13, I learned why he loved it so. We can tell others how we see the world. Stories connect us, enrich us, and bring us together.