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Richard Tsong-Taatarii

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Phone: 612-673-7202

Richard Tsong-Taatarii is an internationally acclaimed documentary photographer who focuses on social issues of underrepresented minorities.


He was a World Press Photo winner and NPPA Best of Photojournalism Photographer of the Year in 2018
Recent content from Richard Tsong-Taatarii

Veterans are remembered in Memorial Day ceremonies

Minnesotans visited veterans' graves to pay their respects on Memorial Day.

Gallery: PWHL Boston beats Minnesota 1-0 in Game 4 of Walter Cup finals

Minnesota's hope for a first-ever league championship was spoiled by Boston in double overtime. The best-of-five series returns to Boston on Wednesday for the deciding game.

Wild escape Senators' surge for 3-2 win

Ottawa capitalized on the power play to rally from a 2-0 deficit before Vinni Lettieri scored late to end the Senators' five-game win streak.

Gallery: Boys hockey semifinals Chanhassen 6, CDH 1

Chanhassen High School defeated Cretin-Derham Hall 6-1 in the Minnesota High School League's boys hockey tournament Class 2A semifinals at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on March 8, 2024.

Gallery: Jack's Basket open house

Jack's Basket, a program that provides free gifts and resources to families of newborns with Downs Syndrome, is celebrated its 10th anniversary with an open house on March 3, 2024 in Medicine Lake, Minn.

Gallery: Chanhassen 7, RCJM 0

Chanhassen High School defeated Rochester Century/John Marshall 7-0 in the Class 2A quarterfinals of the Minnesota High School League boys hockey tournament on March 7, 2024 in St. Paul.

Gallery: Indiana 70, Gophers men's basketball 58

The Gophers men's basketball team lost to the Indiana Hoosiers 70-58 on Wednesday night at Williams Arena

Gallery: Minnesota PWHL team falls 4-3 to Toronto in overtime

Minnesota faced Toronto in a Professional Women's Hockey League matchup at 3M Arena at Mariucci in Minneapolis on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

Gallery: Wild stun Canucks 10-7

The Minnesota Wild took on the Vancouver Canucks at Xcel Energy Center on Monday, February 19, 2024.

Gallery: Wild take to the ice for outdoor practice in St. Louis Park

The Wild continued their annual tradition of practicing at the Recreation Outdoor Center in St. Louis Park, with fans enjoying pleasant temperatures, activities, freebies and the chance to see their favorite players.

Photos: President Joe Biden visits Minnesota

For the fourth time during his presidency, President Biden came to Minnesota as part of a 'barnstorming' tour of rural America with stop at a Northfield farm. In the evening, demonstrators marched in support of Palestinians in Gaza and in protest of US aid to Israel.

Maple Grove beats Andover 1-0 in boys 3A section quarterfinal

A goal by unseeded Andover was disallowed, helping second seed Maple Grove reach the semifinals.

Maple Grove defeats White Bear Lake 2-1 in 3A state girls quarterfinal

The teams battled for a chance to play at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Rochester Mayo tops Edina, wins girls tennis team state tournament

Mayo added perfection to its Class 2A accomplishment, finishing the season 26-0.

Wild blitzed 7-3 by Kings

The Wild kicked off a three-game homestand; last season, they went 25-12-4 at Xcel Energy Center.

Minnetonka defeats Edina in boys 2AAA section championship

The Skippers beat the Hornets 1-0 at Prior Lake High School in Savage, Minn.

Edina girls beat Minnetonka in Class 3A, Section 2 championship game

The Hornets remain undefeated, beating Minnetonka 3-2 in overtime.

'Pumpkin pilots' race during the Stillwater Harvest Fest

Racers in hollowed-out gourds paddled across the St. Croix River in the Pumpkin Regatta.

Twins Season Ends With 3-2 Loss

Minnesotans join to show their solidarity with Israel

People gathered at "Solidarity for Israel" to support Israelis after attacks by Hamas militants in Israel. Attendees sang, spoke and called for action.

Eden Prairie beats Minnetonka 28-14

The Skippers made the game close with two third-quarter touchdowns.

Peter Gabriel performs at Xcel Energy Center

In his first Twin Cities show since 2002, the artful Hall of Famer introduced 11 songs from an unreleased new album.

Gallery: No. 1 Wayzata meets No. 3 Champlin Park

Wayzata remained undefeated in its defense of the Class 4A volleyball championship, beating Champlin Park 3-1 on Tuesday.

Mounds View Takes on Stillwater

Mounds View Takes on Stillwater

Lynx face Suns in Elimination Game

Gallery: U.S. men's soccer team beats Oman at Allianz Field

USMNT won its second international friendly this month Tuesday night in St. Paul during its first visit back since February 2022.

Minnesota Vikings WR KJ Osborn will assist in outfitting over 100 kids with new backpacks.

Minnesota Vikings WR KJ Osborn will assist in outfitting over 100 kids with new backpacks.

Pearl Jam performs at the Xcel Energy Center

Jessica Dobson of the Deep Sea Diver opened for Pearl Jam.

Yung Gravy at the State Fair Grandstand

With opening act, bbno$

Gallery: Twins lose to Guardians 4-2

The Twins fell to division rival Cleveland at Target Field after winning the first game of the three-game series Monday.

Students move in to the U of M

Interim President Jeff Ettinger helped some students move in ahead of the first day of classes.

Twins make a comeback to beat the Rangers 7-6

Royce Lewis' grand slam helped the team to their victory.

Tom Rossin conducts in his home concert hall

The retired college music professor will host Exultate, a choir and chamber orchestra on Friday, Aug. 4, at his Eagan home. Rossin is the artistic director of Exultate.

Lee Hodges cruised to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday at the the 3M Open

Lee Hodges completes wire-to-wire victory at 3M Open, winning by seven shots.

Gallery: Mariners defeat Twins 8-7

The Twins made it close with a four-run sixth inning, but couldn't score after that at Target Field on Wednesday.

Twins defeat White Sox 5-4 in 12 innings.

Ryan Jeffers singled to right with the bases loaded to give the Twins a walk-off win over the Chicago White Sox in the 12th inning Sunday afternoon.

Minnesota Lynx defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 73-70

The Minnesota Lynx defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 73-70 at Target Center in Minneapolis.
Minnesota Twins pitching coach Pete Maki (88) visits the mound with Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Cole Sands (77) on the mound.

Orioles smash Twins 15-2

The Baltimore Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins 15-2 on Sunday, July 9, 2023.

Orioles smash Twins 15-2

The 42nd Hamel Rodeo & Bull Ridin' Bonanza kicks off

Attendees decked out in their cowboy hats and boots, watch rodeo events such as bronc riding, roping and bull riding.

The 42nd Hamel Rodeo & Bull Ridin' Bonanza kicks off

Mogi Bagel becomes a rapid success

Owner Megan Berray-Larsen's booming bagel business has led to selling out at Twin Cities' farmer's markets.

CAIR-MN and families of five women killed in a recent vehicular crash speak about their loved ones

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) and the families of five women killed in a recent vehicular crash speak about their loved ones and discuss calling for an independent investigation of the deadly incident.

Gallery: 2023 Twin Cities LGBTQ+ Pride March

The parade Sunday was part of the Twin Cities' 51st Pride Festival

Skateboard contest at Plymouth Creek Skate Park

The City of Plymouth and 3rd Lair Skate Park and Skate Shop held a free skateboard contest Tuesday, June 20 at the Plymouth Creek Skate Park.

Skateboard contest at Plymouth Creek Skate Park

Twins fall to Detroit 6-4

The Minnesota Twins lost 6-4 to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, June 18, 2023 at Target Field.

Twins fall to Detroit 6-4

Twin Cities River Rats

Twin Cities River Rats perform Escape to Rataritaville on the Mississippi.

Family remembers teen killed in a Memorial Day shooting

Family members speak about 14-year old Alan Davis who was killed on the Northside on Memorial Day at a news conference at Shiloh Temple in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

Memorial Day at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

Family and friends honored loved ones for Memorial Day at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, Minn. on Sunday, May 28, 2023.

Memorial Day at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

Vietnam memorial replica on display this weekend

The Wall That Heals, a mobile Vietnam veterans memorial replica wall, will be on display in Mendota Heights this weekend. It contains 58,281 names of Vietnam veterans who died, including Richard Walsh, whose plane went down in 1968 during a secret mission over Laos.

New skate park at Dayton's Bluff Recreation Center

A ribbon cutting ceremony for a new skate park located at the Dayton's Bluff Recreation Center took place in St. Paul, Minn., on Thursday, May 18, 2023.

Minnesota leaders revealed a $60.5 million settlement with Juul

Minnesota leaders revealed a $60.5 million settlement with Juul Labs over youth vaping, one month after the state abruptly ended a Hennepin County jury trial before closing arguments were set to begin.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

The Susan G. Komen Minnesota 2023 Race for the Cure was held at Viking Lakes in Eagan, Minn. on Sunday, May 14, 2023.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Flamenco dancing class

Flamenco dancing class at Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theater is a place for the young and old alike. School artistic director Susana di Palma, who has danced since childhood and studied with some of the flamenco greats in Spain

Photos: Wolves beat Nuggets in overtime

The Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Denver Nuggets 114-108 in overtime at Target Center to force a game five in the NBA playoffs.

Photos: Wolves beat Nuggets in overtime

Protestors gather at Capitol as Senate votes on multiple progressive policy bills

There are measures to ban conversion therapy, protect abortion access and gender-affirming care for people traveling to Minnesota. Protestors both for and opposing the bills gathered at the Capitol on Friday.

Photos: One officer killed, two hit by gunfire during arrest

A Pope County sheriff's deputy was shot and killed and two other law enforcement officers were injured while responding to a domestic dispute call Saturday in Cyrus, Minn., while the suspected shooter is dead.

Pope County deputy killed, two officers shot during arrest attempt

Pope County sheriff's deputy Joshua Owen was shot and killed and two other law enforcement officers were injured while responding to a domestic dispute call Saturday night in Cyrus, Minn.

Pope County deputy killed, two officers shot during arrest attempt

Photos: 13th annual Goldy's Run

The 13th annual Goldy's Run in Minneapolis was held on Sunday, April 2, 2023. The 10 Mile, 5K and kids run raised money for the M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital.

Photos: 13th annual Goldy's Run

Timberwolves beat New Orleans, 113-108

President Joe Biden visits Minnesota

President Joe Biden stopped at a power generation facility in Minnesota on Monday.

Toddler's ear saved by new treatment

Sentencing in the death of Jahmari Rice

Fernando Valdez-Alvarez' was sentenced to nearly 24 years for the deadly shooting outside a Richfield school last year that killed Jahmari Rice.
Minnesota Gophers' Mara Braun (10) looks for the open player on offense.

Gophers beat Purdue 77-69

The Minnesota Gophers women's basketball team beat Purdue 77-69 on Sunday, February 26, 2023.

Gallery: The Diamond Awards

The Twins' Diamond Awards were held at the Depot in Minneapolis on Thursday night. Among those honored was the Star Tribune's Patrick Reusse with a lifetime achievement award.

Photos: The Diamond Awards