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Acclaimed photographer to show his work at CCU

March 23, 2010

Internationally acclaimed photographer Sam Wang will give a talk on his work Thursday, March 25 at 4 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Thomas W/ and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University. The event is free and open to the public.

"Returning Home: An Artist's Perspective of China Fifty Years Later" will be the topic of the talk sponsored by the University's Nancy Smith Distinguished Visitor Series.

Wang was born in China and grew up in Hong Kong. He studied art at Augustana College in South Dakota and earned an MFA in 1966 from the University of Iowa with a concentration in photography and a minor in painting.

He retired in 2006 with the title of Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art at Clemson University, where he taught photography and art with computer. He helped create the Digital Production Arts program that prepared students for the computer animation industry. For the last few years, he has also been teaching workshops and lecturing at art schools in Beijing, Nanjing and Hangzhou, China.

Wang's work has been exhibited and published widely. His photographs can be found in the South Carolina State Collection, the Coca Cola USA Photography Collection, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Seattle Art Museum, Atelier pH7 in Brussels and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, among many others.

For more information, contact visual arts professor Easton Selby at 843-349-6474.