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Chong, Albert V.



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  • Albert Chong's creative work is based in the mediums of photography and installation art with occasional forays into other mediums such as video, and sculpture. His works have addressed issues of ethnic, national, political and cultural identity. Other themes include spiritual, environmental and sociopolitical conceptualizations. His work has very strong connections to African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Asian-American and Jamaican cultures. His creative work has sought to reveal the untold histories inherent in the stories, memories, mementoes and most importantly in the familial photographs that are the evidence and residual legacy of these histories. The photomontage like process that Chong employs to the creation of his still life assemblages that use old family photographs as the basis of the visual narrative structure of the image. These works have become Iconic in the field of contemporary art photography.


  • photography, photographic processes, contemporary art photography, digital photographic processes, installation art, assemblage sculpture, environmental and social justice issues as expressed in various mediums of contemporary art


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courses taught

  • ARTS 2191 - Photography 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
    Explores more sophisticated technical and conceptual skills to the creative process.
  • ARTS 3191 - Photography 3
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
    Continues the exploration of the possibility of individual photographic expression. Students are encouraged to discover and develop a personal position in relation to the medium. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 4161 - Photography 4
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2023
    Explores advanced techniques and concepts of photography as art. Emphasizes photography as a means to formal and expressive ends. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 4717 - Studio Critique
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Consists of consultations with faculty on individual studio problems and projects. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department consent required.
  • ARTS 5161 - Graduate Photography
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours.


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