Charles Wong, San Francisco Chinese New Year, 1952
Charles Wong (1922- ) studied at the School in the late 1930s returning on the G.I. Bill to focus on photography from 1949-1951, studying with Dorothea Lange, Minor White, Imogen Cunningham, Lisette Model, and Ansel Adams. He was the first photographer to win the prestigious Albert Bender Award in 1952. The project for his Bender Grant was titled The Year of the Dragon which was published by Minor White in aperture magazine in 1953. Wong's original Year of the Dragon portfolio is in the collection of the San Francisco Art Institute Library. Gong hei fat choy!
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