UNT graduate student Trinity Kai's photography wins VSA Emerging Young Artists award

"Insight" by Trinity KaiIn the photograph "Insight," the eye of graduate student Trinity Kai peers from a bundle of fabric, looking straight at the viewer. That photo won her the $20,000 grand prize from the VSA Emerging Young Artists Competition devoted to people with disabilities.

"Insight" will travel for a year across the country as part of the exhibition "Electrify!" sponsored by the nonprofit organization VSA. Kai also participated in an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., filled with educational seminars and events.

Kai, who was born with oculocutaneous albinism and is legally blind, shoots on a 4x5 Sinar monorail camera that she likes for its craftsmanship.

"My work is not about my vision," says Kai, who is studying photography in the College of Visual Arts and Design. "My vision informs my art."

 

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