Work of art by an Asian-American artist
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Artists confront Asian-American stereotypes

12 August 2011 Last updated at 07:26 BST

A new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington explores the nature of Asian-American identity.

It took more than a year to select the seven artists who are exhibiting at the Asian American Portraits of Encounter.

Their work confronts stereotyping through self-portraits.

Jane O' Brien reports.