Her's Photography On Display At Walker | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Her's Photography On Display At Walker

November 02, 2022
Black and white photograph of a cloudy rocky terrain with crooked trees and a mountain range in the background
Pao Her

Pao Houa Her ’09 is featuring an exhibit featuring her photography at Walker Art Center's Gallery C.

Known for her photography documenting migration, displacement, and the social and ecological resilience of the Hmong diaspora throughout the United States and Laos, Her's new exhibit focuses on Hmong farmers growing marijuana in Northern California, which in many ways parallels their historical opium growing traditions before the Vietnam War.

Speaking to the New York Times, Her has stated that "I'm really interested in this longing for the idolized American dream; this longing to go back home to a land that isn't ours, that is a home that was never ours."

Pao Houa Her: Paj qaum ntuj / Flowers of the Sky
On view through January 22
Walker Art Center Gallery C (Minneapolis)

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