Martina Albertazzi

Italian photographer and journalist. I work between Italy and the U.S. I am currently based in Los Angeles. Available for assignments.
  
Lion Dance Teens
Location: Rome, Italy
Nationality: Italian
Biography: I am an independent documentary photographer based in Los Angeles, California. I am passionate about covering social and gender issues and youth culture. For the past four years, I have been working as a freelance photographer, shooting personal... read on
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Lion Dance Teens
Credits: martina albertazzi
Date of Work: 12/23/17 - Ongoing
Updated: 10/20/18

A look into the acrobatic world of a group of Chinese American teenagers passionate about the ancient lion and dragon dance performing art. The background is San Francisco Chinatown, a neighnorhood that like the rest of the city keeps changing thoughout the years, but still finds ways to bring different generations together. Lion Dance Me is a company founded in 2012 by Norman Lau, a first generation Chinese American living in the Bay Area. It began at a single high school but has since expanded to several, helping countless teenagers connect with their ancestral roots through music and dance.
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