Michael Wang: Faces of Global Health

Mike Wang was done with photography. But when a temp agency placed him as an office assistant with PATH, a Seattle-based nonprofit for worldwide public healthcare, Wang rediscovered his passion for photography—shooting people in need rather than models and album art. Now Wang’s images of PATH clients in Bolivia, Kenya, and Ukraine are on display in “Faces of Global Health” (through Dec. 21). Stunningly sharp and exquisite in detail, Wang’s portraits are both playful and weighted with seriousness. Their energy comes from the way he captures children, his usual subject, in surprisingly happy and innately human moments amid often squalid living conditions. If one looks too long, one might end up writing a check to PATH, or even calling that temp agency to start a new career. It’s a good thing Wang did. Antioch University, 2326 Sixth Ave.,

441-5352, www.antiochsea.edu. Free. 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. JOSHUA LYNCH

Nov. 24-Dec. 21, 2008

 
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