How I See What I See

How I See What I See - Student Photography | Wing Young Huie

A Naper Settlement Exhibit

Students from the Chicagoland area participated in a week-long summer workshop with the Naper Settlement team and noted photographer Wing Young Huie to explore the complex cultural realities around identity. The workshop was based on Huie's work, exhibited in museums throughout the world, and allowed students to learn and engage through lectures and hands-on activities such as "chalk talks," an interactive photographic process to explore individual identity.

They then turned their lenses outward to document their worlds-their communities, their families and their schools, resulting in a series of thought-provoking photographs around identity and place. The exhibit was co-curated by Huie, the students, and museum staff. The project artwork furthers the museum's current collecting initiative to gather the stories and material culture of Naperville today. Naper Settlement is now interpreting history more reflective of the contemporary community.