Statement for HCMC
Born to Vietnamese parents in Paris, France, QT Luong's experience of mountaineering in the Alps led him to pick up a camera. When he came for a short stay to the US in order to conduct research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, he chose UC Berkeley because of its close proximity to Yosemite -- a destination he had heard about from other climbers.
There, he fell in love with the national parks, where his solo wilderness travels included an ascent of Denali. In order to continue visiting them, he settled in the San Francisco Bay Area and subsequently left his career as a scientist to work as a photographer. In 2002, he became the first to have photographed each of the (then) 58 US National Parks with a 5x7 camera. In 2009, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan featured him as the only living artist in their film The National Parks: America's Best Idea. He received the Robin W. Winks Award for Enhancing Public Understanding of National Parks from the National Parks Conservation Association in 2021 and the Ansel Adams Award for Photography from the Sierra Club in 2022.
His work has been profiled and critically acclaimed in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, National Geographic Explorer among many other newspapers, magazines, and other media. His photographs are the subject of five books, including
Treasured Lands, winner of twelve national and international awards, and have appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide. He lives with his family in San Jose, California.
Li Yuan Photography Art Museum, Ningbo, China, 2019
Mistlin Gallery, Modesto CA, 2018
California State Building, San Francisco, 2017
Art Ark Gallery, San Jose CA, 2017
Museum of Science, Boston MA, 2016
PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward CA, 2016
Fullerton Museum, Fullerton CA, 2015
National Heritage Museum, Lexington MA, 2010-2012
Balboa Theater, San Francisco CA, 2009 & 2010
Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, 2019
Northwestern University, Boston, MA, 2010
Ah Ha School for the Arts, Telluride, CO, 2009
Four Seasons Hotel Gallery, Westlake Village, CA, 2009
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