Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2017

Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2017

Kimberly Lombardi

POST is an ongoing book series dedicated to represent the voices of the Korean-American adoptee community and to serve as a platform to share their stories. The name “POST” is derived from the project’s core mission to provide post-adoption support as there has been a lack of resources for adoptees to cope with the emotional and complex nature of being adopted. Adoptees experience tremendous loss in their lives: biological families, Korean culture, and official documented identity. Each publication focuses on one subject of loss through one specific medium: Photography, Letters, and Documents.

Photography explores the origins of transnational adoption between Korea and America. The first orphanages appeared in the 1950s due to the Korean War as thousands of children became parentless. This book progresses through time and ends with the second wave of adoptees in the 1980s, showcasing the first biracial family portraits. Letters is a collection of anonymous letters Korean mothers wrote to their children before they gave them up for adoption in the 1990s. Each letter details the mother’s immense pain and reasoning behind their decision. This book helps answer an adoptee’s most private and heartbreaking question: “Why? Why did my parents give me away?” Documents features seven adoptees’ recent journeys to find their birth parents only to discover their official documents are illegally altered, incomplete, or nonexistent. Being a Korean Adoptee, POST is specifically designed to represent my community but more importantly to reveal a glimpse of our internal conflicts to our adoptive families, biological families, friends, and strangers.

Andy Agus

Ameer Akbar

Sherifa El Alfi

Orhan S Awatramani

Evan Badr

Mrinal Bhatia

Yaël Bienenstock

Olivia Brodtman

Adomas Bruzga

Holly Burt

Kiana Caesar

Elizabeth Capreol

Christian Caraballo

Alyson Cardenas

Gabriela Carnabuci

Marjorie Chamberlain

Vanna Chan

Sachi Chandiramani

Leslie Chavez

Katherine Cheng

Emily Cho

Soomin Choi

Hyeree Choi

Talia Cotton

Dorothy Cruz

Katie DeAngelis

Nicole Jane Debler

Dominique DeVito

Megan Dias

Theresa Duemler

Juan Francisco Morales Egas

Michelle Eguia

Audrey Farnsworth

Peter Fowler

Myesha Evon Gardner

Alijah Gilbert

John Hammond

Jin Ju Han

Aimee Hedman

Perla Herrera

Lauren Horsman

Zhiyan Huang

Ji Hea Jang

Urvita Jhaveri

Myles Jones

Cheryl Kao

Phoebe Kennedy

Alice Yeji Kim

Jung Yeon Kim

Thomas Sang Gul Kim

Chewon Kim

Sanggyun Kim

Hansung Kim

Likando Kumoyo

Jang Kyungjun

Josh LaCalamito

Yunjoo Lee

Kyung Sun Lee

SooJi Lee

Meijun Li

Alice Lim

Junya Lin

Yuchen Liu

Kimberly Lombardi

Natalia Malik

Roisin McNulty

Simen L. Meyer

Nikoletta Mitsopoulou

Chloë Murray

Cyrus Nathaniel

David Dahao Ni

Mariana Del Nogal

Sofia Olarra

Kamila Ortiz

Ji Hyun Park

Sara Pena

Melissa S. Peralta

Camille Petricola

Sander Phoenix

Urvi Raghbeer

Andrew Ramirez

Brianna Saba

Stephen Salomon

Julianna Amelia Santolucito

Raida Saveree Sarwar

Ritika Shah

Shui Shan

Jisoo Sim

Lauren Stein

Pei Yu Sun

Shivalika Tandon

Nia Thomas

Laura Tien

Karina Tristandy

Paula Volchok

Djiun Wang

Kyra Wang

Taylor Wasikonis

Junlu Xie

Marie Yamamoto

Jasmine Zhang