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Check out Emily Dang’s Artwork

Today we’d like to introduce you to Emily Dang.

Emily, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
The reason I picked up a camera was because I wanted to document my sister’s time through high school marching band. Back when my older brother and I were in high school, we never had pictures during those years, so I felt it was important for me to help her document her memories. So, during the summer of 2015, I was using a small camera (Canon Powershot series) and got into band photography. Eventually I expanded into different fields such as wedding and high school/college grad photography. I did some fashion shoots here and there as well just to practice on models.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I do wedding, band (music), and high school/college grad photography because I feel it is important to document valuable milestones. These moments are what people will look back to with much sentiment. There’s really no one message for each piece of work I create, I feel that each photo tells a different story and will always set a different theme. There is no general theme, but there are always ideas that inspire and motivate those to create.

Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
I feel now it’s just a competition to come out at the top. As a someone who does freelance photography, I notice individuals that overprice their products and no longer put their love and passion into their work. Consequently, we have so – called “professionals” are only view this a business venture. Because of this occurrence, amateurs are forced to accept that getting into freelance is more of a money motive, and not a platform to express their art. Ultimately, most will give up. Art exhibitions are always helpful to get work out there, but we also need to change the general attitude of artists when they interact with one another. Change starts with being encouraging and supporting one another and being open to criticism and advice. This not only helps artists progress but grow as an individual.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I have a Facebook page, E. Dang Photography, and an Instagram page @edangphotography. A website is still in the works, so look forward to that.

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