Middle Kingdoms - Wan Wah, Forbes NSW | Head On Photo Festival

Middle Kingdoms - Wan Wah, Forbes NSW

Photographer's Name: 
Jasmine Poole

From the series 'Middle Kingdoms', an exploration of Chinese restaurants and their owners in regional and rural NSW. Over the past 50 years, the Chinese restaurant has become a notable part of Australian culture, representing immigrant histories and cultural exchange at a time when Australia was a very different place. These kingdoms, scattered across NSW, symbolise more than just a place to have a meal. For many migrants they were a life changing opportunity enabling a journey to belonging, shaping the Australian landscape as we know it today.