Discussion Questions: Tseng Kwong Chi’s Grand Canyon, Arizona

Tseng Kwong Chi, Grand Canyon, Arizona from East Meets West a.k.a. The Expeditionary Self-Portrait Series: 1979–1989, 1987; collection SFMOMA, gift of Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein; © Estate of Tseng Kwong Chi / Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Inc., New York

  1. Look at this photograph for a moment. What was the first thing you noticed about it?
  2. How would you describe the place depicted in this photograph to a person who could not see it?
  3. Pretend you are the person in this photograph. What thoughts are going through your mind? What do you see that makes you say that?
  4. Think of a specific place that is interesting or inspiring to you in some way. Which place did you choose? What does it feel like to be there? What is interesting or inspiring about it?

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