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Book Party for _We Are Like Air_ by acclaimed photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani

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345 W 54th St

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New York, NY 10019

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Please join us for an extraordinary evening to mark the publication of We Are Like Air, the first book by award-winning photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani.

In We Are Like Air, Xyza tells the story of her mother, a Filipina domestic worker who has spent half of her life in Hong Kong. Also featuring other female migrant domestic workers, this compilation of Bacani’s characteristic black-and-white photographs offers a poignant account of their life away from home and reveals a lesser-known side of Hong Kong beyond the city’s skyscrapers and mega malls.

Bacani, who used to be a domestic worker herself, reclaims the story of the migrant worker that has been told countless times by others. This time around, she is telling their own tale - not as victims but as champions who have overcome the hardships life has tossed at them as they leave their families behind in their home country. The book portrays the experience of millions of mothers, daughters and families whose lives have been disrupted by migration. We Are Like Air because migrant workers are often treated like air, invisible but important.

You can read more about Xyza, her life and her book in this New York Times review: A Mother and Daughter’s Unlikely Journey as Migrant Workers

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