My guest today is Ahn-Thuy Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American photographer, educator, and all-around fantastic human being. Through her art, Ahn-Thuy investigates her personal history as a female immigrant, creator, and product of her heritage. She lives and works in Tucson, Arizona, where she’s the head of the photography program at Pima Community College. You can find her work in galleries, on magazine covers, receiving awards, and in permanent museum collections throughout the southwest. I found Ahn-Thuy to be a compassionate, thoughtful, and enlightening person. I truly enjoyed my conversation with her and I hope you enjoy it as well.
In our conversation, we discussed genuine conversation, educators and how they deliver lectures, individuals, late starts, art class, the value of art education, the words we use, phrases such as “I don’t care”, learning online, the ocean of knowledge, finding a teacher you connect with, Appreciating the Intangible, liberal education, creativity as puzzle solving, children and culture, if everyone is making art, becoming a visitor again, memories, exploring past experiences through art, humans as hardware and software, being a simulation of the universe, software, operating systems, software packages, language packages, Vietnam, Vietnamese, English, energy in the universe, we are the universe simultating itself, evolution, sophistication, pain, a need to figure out how to exist, having nothing to regret, death is the end, the destination is not the work, Buddhism, and wanting a little and knowing that’s enough.
Guest Name: Ahn-Thuy Nguyen
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