Monday, January 26, 2009

Robert C. May Photo Lecture @ UK

An-My Lê will be giving a lecture on Friday, January 30 in the Worsham Theatre of UK's student center at 4:00 PM.

"An-My Lê was born in Vietnam in 1960 and came to this country as a political refugee in 1975, the final year of the war. Her photographs not only reveal her deeply rooted personal history but also raise larger questions about our perceptions of and relationship to war. For the series Small Wars, she spent four summers with Vietnam War reenactors in North Carolina, both as a photographer and as a reenactment participant. More recently she has photographed military training maneuvers for the Iraq War in the Mojave Desert in Southern California. Her large-scale photographs reflect a sanitized version of military conflict, literally a theater of war."

I, along with some other photo students are planning to view the lecture if you would like to join us.

To find out more about the lecture series at UK, click HERE.
To see Lê's work on the web, click HERE.
To see Lê on Art 21, click HERE.

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