Duy Tran

Washington, DC

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Duy Tran specializes in documentary and portrait photography in the DC area. Duy is a graduate of the Art Institute of Washington with a BA in media arts and animation. He was a participant in the Columbia Heights West Teen Photo Project since the age of 13 when was handed a camera with an almost unlimited supply of film to experiment with through the help of a grant funded program. His service to the community with this group has been covered by ABC 7 News, the Arlington Virginia Network, and published in Harvard's magazine, "Ed." , Sun Gazette and The Washington Post. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian: Americana exhibit, , FOTOWEEKDC 2010 : CPDP (public projection), NGSA, and ArtHouse in Washington, DC, Flux, Columbia Pike Library, and Ellipse Art Center in Arlington, VA. His photographs are included in the published book; Portraits from the Pike: A Celebration of Community.

"I have always been an artist. Photography is one of many mediums I use to express myself and understand the world around me. The camera gives me the ability to capture and create new realities by directing what's in the frame. Film making ties all aspects of my arts into one. Art is the catalyst for my search for more Light."

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