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Student's Healing Photography Wins National Top Honor

Credit Alyvia Luong
Alyvia wants people who view her art to form an emotional connection through her work.

When the 98th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards winners were announced this spring, Carroll High School senior Alyvia Luong was one of sixteen students in the nation to receive this year's top honor. The award goes to eight writers and eight artists.

Luong's nationally recognized photography portfolio, The Sin(ner) I Cannot Forgive is a series of self portraits that chronologically depicts the moments that make up a life-changing event for the artist and her journey towards healing.

For a behind the scenes look at the young creative and her journey WBOI's Julia Meek invited Alyvia into the studio to discuss this portfolio and its message as well as her other award winning collection and what she hopes her future holds in store.

Please note that this interview does include discussion about sexual assault that may be upsetting to some listeners.

You can connect with Alyvia by visiting her website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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