Endless Bus Trip is about dozens of Korean and Chinese immigrants living in Flushing, NY, riding the casino buses as a daily activity of life. Twice a day, they descend on unmarked bus stops off the Asian crowded streets to secure a $15 seat to the Sands casino in Bethlehem, PA. The regulars are known as “bus-kkun”(bus riders in Korean). Instead of gambling, many take the trip solely for the free gambling and meal vouchers they receive when they arrive. Vouchers are often sold on the black market in the casino. A half-day trip to the Sands can net around $40.
According to Korean NGOs, more than 50 casino buses depart from Flushing, and hundreds of the bus-kkuns take advantage on the journey. Regular bus-kkuns are trapped in this endless ride. Some gamble after collecting profits made from exchanging vouchers, but eventually ride the bus and rely on selling vouchers to restore depleted funds.
To license this work for editorial, creative, or other uses, click on the OZMO logo above.
This will take you to the Ozmo website where you can review the cost and license for the photographs in this exhibit.
You will need to create an account with both Amazon payments and with the Ozmo website as described on the Ozmo website.