Russel Wong, Jackie Chan, Hong Kong, 2000. Silver gelatin print. Courtesy of the artist.

Russel Wong: The Big Picture

April 21, 2012 to August 19, 2012

Singaporean UO graduate (BS '84, Finance) and renowned photographer, Russel Wong (born 1961) began his career taking pictures of star athletes during his time as an undergraduate in Eugene. Soon he was shooting commercial photos for Nike, fashion photography for leading magazines like Vogue and Elle, and high-profile sports, celebrity, and Hollywood and Asian movie star portraits for a variety of U.S. and international publications, as well as 16 covers for TIME. He has also directed numerous award-winning commercials and begun plans to direct his first feature film. Considered the "Avedon of Asia," Wong strives to distinguish his work by re-defining and re-styling glamorous figures with greater depth, texture, and imagination. In addition to a star-studded roster of A-list sitters, he was recently commissioned to produce formal photographs of Singapore's then Prime Minister. His exquisite and perceptive character studies, movie-related stories, publicity photos, and more recently, evocative landscape photographs, give viewers a rarefied view of compelling people and places.