Trylon screening of 2014 Longfellow365 photos

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Wing Young Huie is photographed in the lower left-hand corner viewing one of the 365 photos on display at the event. Wing spoke to the crowd about his upbringing, career, and philosophy on community photography. Check out his work here: http://www.wingyounghuie.com/

Photo: Hillary Oppmann

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  1. I was thinking back to this event when Longfellow365 hosted Wing Young Huie to speak to the Longfellow community about this work. The group of Longfellow365 photographers was also encouraged to take a class with Wing that year, which I took and learned about his “Chalk Talk” technique for photography. I wanted to share the exciting news that in August this year Wing received McKnight’s 2018 Distinguished Artist award. He is the first photographer to receive the honor in the award’s 21-year history. Wing’s work focuses on the cultural complexities of American society. More details on the award here: https://www.minnpost.com/artscape/2018/08/street-photographer-wing-young-huie-his-life-his-work-and-his-new-mcknight-distingu/

    One of Wing Young Huie’s new projects is “Chinese-ness,” a work part memoir, part what-if. What if he had been born in China? What if he hadn’t gone to college? What if he owned a Chinese restaurant? The exhibition “Chinese-ness: Photographs by Wing Young Huie” run Sept 11th – Nov 11th at the Minnesota History Center. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, the History Center will host the launch of Huie’s seventh book, “Chinese-ness: The Meanings of Identity and the Nature of Belonging.” Event details here: http://www.mnhs.org/event/6388

    If you’re not familiar with Wing’s work, seek it out. We’re very lucky to have him working in and documenting our Twin Cities community. He also runs The Third Place Gallery, at 3730 Chicago Ave, which hosts a diverse range of events. Check it out sometime. https://www.facebook.com/TheThirdPlaceGallery

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