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CHF Presents Photographer Wing Young Huie
March 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$10.00
Please join us as renowned photographer Wing Young Huie talks to us about his career and his new book, Chinese-ness, The Meaning of Identity and the Nature of Belonging.
In nominating Chinese-ness for a Minnesota Book Award in the category of Memoir & Creative Nonfiction, the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library says, “Using documentary and conceptual photographic strategies, Huie explores the meaning of Chinese-ness in his home state of Minnesota, throughout the United States, and in China. Part meta-memoir and part actual memoir, Chinese-ness reframes today’s conversations about race and identity… Huie’s work has captured the complex cultural realities of American society for over 30 years.”
Wing, a scion of the Duluth Chinese Lantern family, has exhibited widely in both this country and China. He is best known for his public installations such as Lake Street USA, and The University Avenue Project in the Twin Cities. In each of these, several hundred of his photographs, depicting the everyday lives of Twin Cities residents, were installed in storefronts or on outside walls of these two busy thoroughfares. The resulting six-mile long photo galleries presented touching kaleidoscopes of lives around us, inviting us to pause and contemplate. These projects, as well as several others, have been collected successfully into book form.