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Artist Interview: David Scheinbaum

Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. Interview with David Scheinbaum, whose photography was part of NPG's exhibition "RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture." Interview by NPG Web Developer Benjamin Bloom. See the online exhibition. Recorded at NPG, February, 2008. Interview currently located on the National Portrait Gallery's iTunesU page.

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Artist Interview: Hye Yeon Nam

Hye Yeon Nam discusses her work in "Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter." Recorded at NPG, September 16, 2011. Interview by Jasmine Fernandez, intern, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program. Interview currently located on National Portrait Gallery's iTunesU page.

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Artist Interview: Jefferson Pinder

Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. Interview with Jefferson Pinder. His films were part of NPG's "RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture." Interview by NPG Web Developer Benjamin Bloom. See the online exhibition. Recorded at Jefferson Pinder's studio, January, 2008 and currently located on the National Portrait Gallery's iTunesU page.

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Artist Interview: Kehinde Wiley

Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. Interview with artist Kehinde Wiley, whose paintings were part of NPG's exhibition "RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture." This interview was conducted by NPG curator Brandon Fortune. Learn more in the online exhibition. Recorded at NPG, February, 2008. Interview currently located on the National Portrait Gallery's iTunesU page.

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Artist Interview: Shepard Fairey

Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. Los Angeles-based graphic designer and street artist Shepard Fairey talks about his poster of Presidential candidate Barack Obama with NPG curator Wendy Rick Reaves. The "Hope" poster (a large-scale mixed-media stenciled collage) was on view in the National Portrait Gallery's "New Arrivals" exhibition. Fairey's Barack Obama "Hope" poster became the iconic campaign image for the first African American president of the United States. Early in 2008, Fairey produced his first Obama portrait, with a stenciled face, visionary upward glance, and the caption "Progress." The interview was recorded at the National Portrait Gallery, July 7, 2009. Fairey's "Hope" poster will be on view at the National Portrait Gallery until October 2022.

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Artist Interview: Shinique Smith

Interview with Shinique Smith. Her installation was part of NPG's exhibition "RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture. Interview by NPG Web Developer Benjamin Bloom. "No Thief to Blame", Smith's installation for "RECOGNIZE!," was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery and represents Smith's creative response to Nikki Giovanni's poem, "It's Not a Just Situation." See the online exhibition at: http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/recognize . Interview recorded February, 2008. Image info: No Thief to Blame / Shinique Smith, 2007-08 / Mixed media installation (fabric, cardboard, carpet, paper, ink, spray paint, used clothing, found objects, and collage). Interview currently located on the National Portrait Gallery's iTunesU page.

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Artist Interview: Shizu Saldamando

Shizu Saldamando discusses her work in "Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter." Shizu Saldamando (born 1978) depicts how American social spaces are the laboratories for new ways of being. Recorded at NPG, September 16, 2011. Interview by Jasmine Fernandez, intern, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program. Image: Carm's Crew / Shizu Saldamando / Gold leaf and oil on wood, 2009 / Jo Willems and Karen O'Brien / Copyright Shizu Saldamando. Interview currently located on the National Portrait Gallery's iTunesU page.

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Artist Interview: Tam Tran

Tam Tran discusses her work in "Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter." Her arresting photographs investigate identity and gender, and in this series of self-portraits, called Accents, she explores her ever-changing relationship to her own developing identity. Her self-portraits are not exercises in performance or character invention. She photographs herself against a white background, using clothing that she wears regularly--as well as pose, hairstyle, and makeup--to shift the viewer's perceptions of her own identity. Through these sometimes subtle, sometimes dramatic images, she focuses on her "battle to maintain balance in my two cultures." Recorded at NPG, September 16, 2011. Interview by Jasmine Fernandez, intern, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program. Image: Stripe Tease / Tam Tran / Digital print, 2009 / Collection of the artist / Copyright Tam Tran. Interview currently located on the National Portrait Gallery's iTunesU page.

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Artist Interview: Tim Conlon and Dave Hupp

Interview with Tim Conlon and Dave Hupp. Their graffiti art was part of NPG's exhibition "RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture. Interview by NPG Web Developer Benjamin Bloom. See the online exhibition at: http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/recognize.

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Artist Interview: Zhang Chun Hong

Zhang Chun Hong discusses her work in "Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter." Hong Zhang (as she is known in the United States) is a Chinese-born artist living and working in this country whose work combines traditional skills with contemporary ideas. Recorded at NPG, September 16, 2011. Interview by Jasmine Fernandez, intern, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program. Image: Three Graces triptych (Bo, Ling, and Hong Zhang) / Zhang Chun Hong / Charcoal on three paper scrolls, 2009-11 / Collection of the artist / Copyright Zhang Chun Hong. Interview currently located on the National Portrait Gallery's iTunesU page.

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