"Asbury Park, New Jersey"
Once a popular Jersey shore town visited by 600,000 vacationers a year, Asbury Park underwent a rapid decline in the 1980s. There were several revitalization efforts by developers but due to political corruption and the volatile economy, many projects were left unfinished. During this process, many historical buildings got demolished. Although Asbury Park’s newly revitalized boardwalk seems to give a fresher look, to me, Asbury Park now embodies an awkward combination of the past and present, hope and despair.
Biography: Minny Lee, a native of Seoul, South Korea is a New York-based photographer. Lee is a 2008 graduate of the International Center of Photography’s one-year certificate program. From 2009 to 2011, Lee attended the Reflexions Masterclass in Europe, a two-year seminar which cultivates fifteen fledgling photographers by mentoring and field projects.
Lee’s photographs were exhibited at ICP’s Education Gallery in 2010 and Pingyao International Photography festival in 2008 among other venues. Lee's photographs of trees will be in Reflexions Masterclass 10 years, a group exhibition at Rencontres...