An-My Lê

Born: 1960

Hometown: Saigon, Vietnam

Lives and Works: New York, NY

Education: MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT, 1993
MS, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1985
BAS, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1981

Works by the Artist

An-My Lê Bio

About The Artist

An-My Lê first came to the United States as a political refugee from Vietnam in 1975. Her work explores the military conflicts that have framed the last 50 years of American history from an outsider's point of view. As both a woman and a refugee, Lê brings a perspective to war that is unusual in the male-dominated world of war photography. Her subjects include contemporary depictions of Vietnam's war torn landscapes, re-enactments of the Vietnam War staged in South Carolina and shots of US Marines preparing for deployment to the Middle East by play-acting scenarios in a virtual environment, constructed in the California desert. The recipient of many awards, including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, Lê was recently featured in an episode of PBS's Art: 21.


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