An-My Lê*

22.11.2012 in05:01 in Documentary -->


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An-My Le was born in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1960. Le fled Vietnam with her family as a teenager in 1975, the final year of the war, eventually settling in the United States as a political refugee. Le received BAS and MS degrees in biology from Stanford University (1981, 1985) and an MFA from Yale University (1993). Her photographs and films examine the impact, consequences, and representation of war. Whether in color or black-and-white, her pictures frame a tension between the natural landscape and its violent transformation into battlefields
Since 1998, she has been affiliated with Bard College, where she is currently a professor in the Department of Photography. Her work has been exhibited at such venues as the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others.