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Self-portrait, Mestre, Italy 2011

Minny Lee


"Self-portrait, Mestre, Italy 2011"
Self-portrait, Mestre, Italy 2011 was an attempt to incorporate my personal history and the history of the architectural place. It was taken at a former convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie that was occupied by the army during and after wars, used as military barracks. After being vacant for 25 years, the Fondazione di Venezia acquired it to use for the future 20th century museum. The ghostly place inspired me to do a self-portrait series reflecting my dark memories from the past. I tried to portray an uncertain, fragile and dreamlike state of mind that overshadowed my youth.

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...

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