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Get Outside Your Bubble – A Master Photography Workshop with Wing Young Huie

Starts May 8

1 session: Saturday, May 8, 10am-1pm

What challenges you as a photographer? In this interactive workshop for photo enthusiasts of all levels, ages, interests, and backgrounds, award-winning photographer Wing Young Huie will discuss the aesthetic, ethical, cultural, financial, and emotional challenges of photographing thousands of strangers to reveal the complex realities of society in his 40-year career. How did he get started, overcome doubt, and manage to keep going? How did his photographic process evolve? What makes a good photograph? Mr. Huie will show examples of his work, allowing time for audience interpretation and discussion, and provide the backstory on his images. There will time for Q & A. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and engage with one of Minnesota’s most esteemed artists.

NOTE: Participation in this online workshop requires that you use the free Zoom cloud-based video conferencing service. For optimal performance it is recommended that you install Zoom on your computer rather than running it from a web browser. We’ll e-mail you a reminder and Zoom link a few days prior to the workshop date. Click here for a Zoom tutorial.

Tuition: $70 / $40 low-income

Wing Young Huie’s photos have been exhibited in major museums and galleries, but his best-known works, Lake Street USA and The University Avenue Project, were public art projects that transformed Minneapolis and St. Paul thoroughfares into six-mile photo galleries. The StarTribune named him Artist of the Year in 2000, stating, “Lake Street USA is likely to stand as a milestone in the history of photography and public art.” In 2018 Wing was honored with the McKnight Distinguished Artist Award, the first photographer ever to receive the award in its 21-year history. His seventh and most personal book, Chinese-ness: The Meanings of Identity and the Nature of Belonging (Minnesota Historical Society Press, fall 2018) won a Minnesota Book Award and a Northeastern Minnesota Book Award. It is in classrooms and non-arts venues where his work has been most impactful, as he’s given over a thousand presentations to audiences of all kinds—including K-12 classrooms, colleges, museums, non-profits, corporations, and places of worship—showing the various ways he’s photographically engaged thousands of strangers.

Class Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full. Registrations are accepted after registration deadlines if space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 7 days prior to the start date of a class, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund within 2 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another class scheduled in the same calendar year.
  • For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the class registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first class session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. As of 5:00 pm the day prior to a class start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given (Friday at 5:00 pm for Sunday classes). 
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed class sessions.




May 8, 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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1 session: Saturday, May 8, 10am-1pm