Inspiring stories of the American pursuit by immigrants

ABOUT

b. 1986, HK.

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WHAT IS AMERICAN PURSUITS?

American Pursuits is a story-telling effort focusing on the unique and diverse journeys of people who've grown up outside of the United States who are pursuing their dream, goal or ambition. The stories are longform interviews that focus on their culture, upbringing and faith, and how those elements inform and drive their pursuits. The subjects come from all over the world, all united by their belief that they can pursue their dreams in the United States. In an era of rising opposition against foreign immigrants, it is important to highlight these stories so that we can understand that this country is built by the contributions of those that have journeyed from across the world to arrive here in pursuit of their dreams. 

My hope is that these stories will inspire people to realize that their own dreams are possible and that there are forerunners who have led by example. These stories are anything but conventional and often occur through much meandering and indirect travails. There is much to learn and be inspired from, in our own pursuits of our dreams and goals. Additionally, I hope that these stories will introduce something new and interesting to learn from different cultures around the world and how they inform us of our shared humanity. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Emanuel Hahn is a photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. American Pursuits is a personal project based on Emanuel's deep interest in different cultures and people's journeys through life. Please get in touch if you'd like to be involved - this project could use all the help it can get!

KNOW SOMEONE THAT SHOULD BE FEATURED?

Please email hello@emanuelhahn.com.

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Dan Dao, Susan Lin, Rebecca Yang, Jessie Sodetz, Kevin Zhang & Martin Kim.