ABOUT

Laura Ming Wong is an American Chinese photographer. With her camera, she likes to indulge in the bravado of various performers -- from boxers, to rappers, and club dancers -- while exploring their personal lives and personalities not immediately revealed. Her earlier work covered professional and amateur boxing, and boxing gyms in various countries. 

Laura's perspective is rooted in her experience with the local press and non-profit and community organizations. She received a BA in Psychology at the University of Michigan, then continued her studies in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at City College of San Francisco and Laney College of Oakland, California.

Photo by Azeddine Souhil

AWARDS & EXHIBITIONS

2017 | Shifting Movements, SoMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Group)

2016 | International Photography Awards, Professional Category Sports - Other, 2nd Place for En La Luchita series

2016 | Tough, The Wall 1920C Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Group)

2016 | Aesthetic Blitz, The Sequoias Rotunda Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Group)

2015 | A Place of Her Own, SoMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Group)

2015 | En La Luchita: Scenes From a Cuban Boxing Gym, William High Gallery, Oakland, CA (Solo)

2015 | Knockout: Boxing Art, The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA (Group)

2013 | underCurrents and the Quest for Space, SoMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Group)

SELECT CLIENTS

Diablo Magazine, Christian Dior, The Oakland Post, Berkeley Tri-City Post, Round By Round Boxing, Center for Race and Gender, Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, Hobby Farm Home Magazine, Chinese Historical Society of America.

LECTURES & PANELS

2017 | Guest Speaker, First Exposures, San Francisco, CA

2016 | Guest Speaker, Photojournalism, Laney College, Oakland, CA

2015 | Artist's talk, A Place of Her Own, SoMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015 | Guest Speaker, Photojournalism, Laney College, Oakland, CA

2014 | Panelist, A Day in the Life of Asian America presented by the Smithsonian APAC, Chinese Historical Society of America, San Francisco, CA

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