Mr. Hyphen 2008


Mr. Hyphen 2008, orig­i­nally uploaded by stechico.

I had the oppor­tu­nity to shoot last night’s Mr. Hyphen 2008, a sig­na­ture event by Hyphen Mag­a­zine.

Back by pop­u­lar demand, Hyphen and the Oak­land Asian Cul­tural Cen­ter (OACC) present the 3rd annual Mr. Hyphen com­pe­ti­tion on Octo­ber 4, 2008, cel­e­brat­ing the men of the Asian Amer­i­can com­mu­nity. Each year, Hyphen and OACC cel­e­brate Asian Amer­i­can men who devote them­selves to wor­thy com­mu­nity causes. While struc­tured like a pageant with rounds of tal­ent, fash­ion and Q&A, Mr. Hyphen turns stereo­types on their heads in front of a sold-out crowd. Strik­ing a blow for equal-opportunity all-in-good-fun ogling, Mr. Hyphen is an energy-filled evening of fun and char­ity. Rounds will be decided alter­nately by an audi­ence vote and by an illus­tri­ous panel of judges. The man who is crowned Mr. Hyphen wins a $1000 cash dona­tion to his non­profit organization.

Hosted by writer/performer: Saman­tha Chanse

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all of the par­tic­i­pants, espe­cially to Runner-up Mau­rice Seaty and Mr. Hyphen 2008 him­self, Aris­to­tle Gar­cia (pic­tured above respec­tively). Spe­cial thanks go to Flickrite/Vaindeer/Hyphen Magazine’s Lan­lian for giv­ing me the oppor­tu­nity to check it out and pho­to­graph. It was both enter­tain­ing and edu­ca­tional. Good times.

Hyphen Magazine’s Mr. Hyphen 2008
@ Oak­land Asian Cul­tural Center
388 9th Street, Suite 290
Oak­land, CA 94607
(510) 637‑0455

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