Internationally renowned artist and photojournalist Wei Leng Tay to discuss her work

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An image from Wei Leng Tay's "Hong Kong Living" series.

Wei Leng Tay, a Hong Kong- and Singapore-based artist and photojournalist, will speak at Yale on Tuesday, Oct. 13 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

“A Conversation with Wei Leng Tay” will take place twice: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3:20 p.m. in Rm. G32 of the Yale School of Art, 1156 Chapel St. The event is free and open to the public.

Tay is primarily a photographer and visual artist. She has collaborated with art institutions and organizations across the globe to produce works dealing with ideas of identity, displacement, and the self.

Tay’s works have been featured internationally, appearing in museums and galleries such as ARTER Space for Art in Istanbul in Turkey; the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan; the National University of Singapore Museum; Stacion Center for Contemporary Art in Prishtina, Kosovo; and the Selasar Sunaryo Art Space in Bandung, Indonesia. Her works can also be found in public and private collections across Asia.

In addition to her successful artistic career, Tay has also been a freelance photographer for many publications, including TIME, Fortune, and the New York Times Magazine, and has worked as a photography editor in Hong Kong for Asiaweek Magazine, Time magazine’s Asia Edition, and, most recently, Bloomberg News.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists from a wide variety of media outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Recent Poynter Fellows include Janet Mock, Seymour Hersh, and Nicholas Kristof.

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