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Kevin Truong (B.F.A. Photography ’13) 

Kevin Truong was born in a refugee camp in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His mother arrived there after she fled Vietnam on a fishing boat with his two young sisters, leaving his father behind. His resilient mother moved their family to Portland, OR, where he grew up. He himself remarks on the seeming incongruousness of his origins and his current role as a student completing his studies at one of the finest art schools in the world. It is also worth mentioning that when he gets his B.F.A. in May it will be his second bachelor’s degree. He also has a B.S. in Economics from Portland State University.

Two years ago Truong found an outlet to explore his identity in The Gay Men Project, a photo blog he created that was to inspire his senior thesis, which will be on view on campus next week:

L' homme: An Exhibition of Photographs by Kevin Truong
February 4–8
Tuesday–Friday 12–5 PM

Pratt Brooklyn
The Photography Gallery
ARC Building, Lower Level

Text and Production: Bay Brown
Video and Production: Peter

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