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Chong, Albert V. Professor

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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.

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  • 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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