Category Archives: Photography

Photography Workshop with Wing Young Huie

Friday | September 4 | 3:00-4:30pm

The WSU Art Department is excited to host acclaimed photographer Wing Young Huie over Zoom. Huie will conduct workshops with groups of students and community members on Friday, September 4th. The workshop open to community members is Friday, September 4th at 3pm. Workshops will last approximately 90 minutes. The focus of the workshop is photographic portraiture and strategies for photographing strangers. After Huie’s workshop, interested community members as well as students will make photographic portraits of Winonans and participate in a city-wide public exhibition.

The workshop is free and open to all community members via Zoom. Participating community members should bring a digital camera and a chalkboard or black piece of paper and chalk to the workshop. Each community member participating will receive two digital prints of portraits they make for the exhibition, free of charge, printed by Winona State students. Print sizes will vary depending on file resolution. The exhibition will be on display from October 16–December 6th. Exhibition locations will be in WSU Krueger library, Kryzsko Commons and in participating storefront windows on 3rd street. Please direct any questions to Roger Boulay at

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Kay Shaw at Winona Bird Club Meeting

Wednesday | February 5 | 7:00-9:00pm Winona Friendship Center | 251 Main St Winona photographer Kay Shaw will present the program at the Winona Bird Club meeting. Her program, Attack in the Wetlands, will document a unique natural event she witnessed in May, 2019 in the Whitewater Wildlife Management Area, where trumpeter swans attacked a… Continue Reading

Street Photography Workshop with Fadi BouKaram

Monday | September 24 | 5:30-6:30pm Monday | October 1 | 5:30-6:30pm Winona City Hall | 207 Lafayette St. Fadi BouKaram’s photography focuses on telling the hidden stories of communities through candid street photography. The first session of this two-part workshop will introduce the basics and history of street photography followed by hands-on lessons.… Continue Reading

Top 10 Tips for Travel Photography with Janet Mootz

Thursday | June 29 | 6:00-7:30pm Sutra Global Imports 570 Main St. | Dakota, MN Join us for a free workshop, just in time for summer travel! (PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration is REQUIRED, because space is limited, even though the event is free. About the Instructor: Janet has been a professional photographer for 13 years.… Continue Reading

Opening Reception: Winona Characters Portrait Photography Project

Friday | May 5 | 5 to 8pm Art of the Rural | The Outpost 119 E Third St | Winona Opening reception for the exhibition “Winona Characters: Portrait Photography Project” by photographer and curator Jon Swanson. On exhibit will be 40 large black-and-white portrait photographs of Winonans. Beer and snacks are available. FREE and… Continue Reading

When Home Won’t Let You Stay: A Photography Exhibit at Winona Public Library

When Home Won’t Let You Stay is a poignant photography exhibition about refugees in Minnesota by documentary photographer James A. Bowey. It provides a new perspective on the often hidden lives and compelling experiences of refugees in our communities. The exhibit consists of contemporary color portraits accompanied by first-person stories highlighting the plight and resiliency… Continue Reading