Fireman, St. James, 1999

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Fireman, St. James, 1999

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | September 17, 2018

Chinese-ness, the great new show of Wing Young Huie's most recent work, just opened in our Irvine Community Gallery. We have been collecting and preserving Huie's work over the last 20 years; this week's Item of the Day will feature some of those pieces.

This photo is titled “Fireman, St. James.” It is of Jose Cruz Carreon, Jr. and was taken in 1999. Huie took it as part of the Minnesota 2000 Documentary Photography Project, which ran from 1997-1999, documenting the "state of the state" at the end of the twentieth century through photographs.