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Shirley Cai is a writer and photographer dedicated to producing multimedia documentary projects that explore the experience of living at the intersection of two cultures. She draws upon her personal experience as a second generation Vietnamese-Australian to document the lives of everyday people and tell intimate stories relating to identity, belonging and home. 

She graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Media (Screen and Sound Production). Her work has been published in Life & ThymeBrownbook Magazine and Broadsheet Sydney

By day she combines her storytelling skills and professional background in digital media marketing as a Media & Communications Manager for 7115. By night she works on print and independent publishing projects. She's self-published photobooks and zines such as Safe PlaceFran Sancisco and New York, New York. Currently, she moonlights as the Art Director for the multicultural food journal Peddler, which was featured in the New York Times round up of '14 Food Titles To Know'

Shirley is based in New York. Say hello@shirleycai.com