Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Articles by Lia Chang Archive

Articles by Lia Chang Archive
Art and Photography
Asian American Community and Activism
Chefs and Food
Event Photography
Gardens and Travel
Performance Photography

André De Shields
David Henry Hwang
John Earl Jelks
Michi Barall
Leroy Chiao – 1st Asian American Commander of the International Space Station
Q & A with Lily Fan, Lead Producer of The Other Josh Cohen
Life Tastes Good for Philip Kan Gotanda
Francis Jue, At Home on the Stage
The Dish on Susur Lee and Shang
Darren Pettie
Gordana Rashovich
Thom Sesma
C.J. Wilson
BD Wong
Yeohlee: Work, a life in fashion

About Lia Chang
Lia Chang Website
Lia Chang Photography Website
Awards, Exhibitions and Published Works
Art and Healing Exhibition at Snug Harbor
#‎AAIFF2015‬: Top Ten Winning Films of the Film Lab’s 11th Annual ‪#‎72HRSO‬Filmmaking Competition- Awards and Wrap Party Retweet! BroadwayGirlNYC’s Picks For Most Useful Theatre Women on Social Media
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA Cast Reunion featured in BLACK BELT MAGAZINE August/September 2015
Crafting a Career
The Chronicle Features Lorey Hayes’ Power Play Review: Power Play Powerful & Suspenseful
Lorey Hayes’ Power Play Featured in News and Record
Celebrity Actress, Pauletta Pearson Washington returns home to North Carolina starring at 2013 National Black Theatre festival with Roscoe Orman (“Sesame Street,” Willie Dynamite) and all star cast in Lorey Hayes’ award-winning “Power Play”, a play about Politics, Passion and The Power of God
Video: Power Play’s Lorey Hayes and Lia Chang on The Carmen Mathis Show

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Lia Chang. Photo by Tony Jee

Lia Chang. Photo by Tony Jee

Lia Chang is an actor,  a photographer, an award-winning multi-platform journalist and an award-winning filmmaker. She is the Arts and Entertainment Reporter for

Lia recently received a Best Actress, Asian American Film Lab 72 Hour Shootout of 2015 nomination for starring in her 1st indie short film, Hide and Seek, made with her producing partner Garth Kravits, and it was named among the top ten winning films.

Lia has appeared in WolfNew Jack CityA Kiss Before DyingKing of New YorkBig Trouble in Little ChinaThe Last Dragon,Taxman, “As the World Turns,” “One Life to Live” and “New York Undercover”. Chang has hosted the series “Film Lab Presents”.

Lia was a syndicated columnist for KYODO News, writing about arts and entertainment in her What’s Hot in New York column from 1995-2004. Her in-depth features and photographs have appeared in Vanity FairGourmetWomen’s Wear DailyThe Paris ReviewTV Guide,Daily VarietyInterior Design, American Theatre,, Life & Style, OUT, New York Magazine, InStyle,,,,,, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA TodayThe Boston GlobeNew York Times and Washington Post. She writes about culture, style and Asian American issues for a variety of publications and this Backstage Pass with Lia Chang blog.

Lia is a National Tropical Botanical Garden Environmental Journalism Fellow, a Scripps Howard New Media Fellow at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, a Visual Journalism Fellow at the Poynter Institute for New Media and a Western Knight Fellow at USC’s Annenberg College of Communications for Specialized Journalism on Entertainment Journalism in the Digital Age. She is the recipient of the Asian American Journalists Association 2001 National Award for New Media and the Organization of Chinese Americans 2000 Chinese American Journalist Award. Avenue Magazine named her one of the “One Hundred Most Influential Asian Americans” in 1997. She is featured in Joann Faung Jean Lee’s book “Asian American actors: oral histories from stage, screen, and television”.

Selections of Lia Chang’s archive of Asian Pacific Americans are now in the Lia Chang Theater Portfolio in the APA Performing Arts Archives housed in the Library of Congress Asian Division’s Asian American Pacific Islander Collection. The historical importance of these rehearsal photographs is in its documentation of Asian American theater in a working and evolving environment. The camera captures the spontaneous interactions among actors, playwright, stage director, choreographer, producer, and musicians before opening night.

Portraits from Lia’s Asian American Pioneer Series are published in Chinese Americans: The Immigrant Experience by Peter Kwong and Dusanka Miscevic (Filmmaker Ang Lee, Playwright David Henry Hwang, Fashion Designers Yeohlee and David Chu, Author Maxine Hong Kingston, Reporter Ti-Hua Chang). Her portraits of notable Chinese Americans have been on view at CAM in Los Angeles (Playwright David Henry Hwang); the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New York (author C.Y. Lee, Bill Lann Lee and Gary and Mona Lee Locke); the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) in San Francisco (Portraits of New York Chinatown after 9/11) and the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles (author and activist Michi Weglyn).

Chang’s photographs are in the permanent collections of the Angel Island Immigration Station, Asian American Federation of New York, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Art Collection and the New York Historical Society.


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