An-My Lê

Born 1960
Hometown Saigon, Vietnam
Lives and Works New York, NY
MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT, 1993
MS, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1985
BAS, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1981

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Murray Guy, New York, NY

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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