Wing Young Huie


Photographer Wing Young Huie has captured the complex cultural realities of American
society for over 40 years. His work has been shown in museums globally and in epic
street installations locally, providing a collective window and mirror of the them who are
really us. It is also in classrooms where his work has been most impactful, showing
students how he has engaged thousands of strangers, continually confronting his own

The Star Tribune named him “Artist of the Year” in 2000, which stated: “Lake Street USA
is likely to stand as a milestone in the history of photography and public art.”
His seventh and most personal book, Chinese-ness: The Meanings of Identity and the
Nature of Belonging won a Minnesota Book Award and a Northeastern Minnesota Book
Award. In 2018 he was honored with the McKnight Distinguished Artist Award, the only
photographer ever to receive the award in its 23-year history.