Published On: Wed, Apr 20th, 2016

Free presentation by documentary photographer Zun Lee

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Date(s) - 04/20/2016
7:00 pm

Solebury School


Documentary photographer Zun Lee will present at Solebury School on Wednesday, April 20th, at 7pm in the Performing Arts Center as part of the School’s Arts Festival Week. Lee’s presentation is a free event, open to the public.

Zun Lee was born and raised in Germany and has also lived in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Chicago. He currently resides in Toronto. Lee has been globally recognized as one of the top emerging visual storytellers to watch. His focus on the importance of quotidian Black life has led to publications in the New York Times, Slate, Wall Street Journal, TIME, The New Yorker, Huffington Post, MSNBC, Washington Post, Forbes, and Hyperallergic.

For his project Father Figure, Lee places the topic of black father absence stereotypes into a broader context of pathologized black masculinity. The resulting monograph, produced by acclaimed publisher Ceiba Foto, has won several major international awards. Lee worked on repeated assignments in Ferguson, Missouri in the fall of 2014, where he engaged the local community to produce a more nuanced narrative of resistance. His latest project Fade Resistance interrogates a gap in the contemporary history of black visual representation through an archive of found Polaroids of African American families. He was awarded a Magnum Foundation Fellowship in 2015.

Selected honors and awards include: Magnum Foundation Fellow (2015), Photo District News Photo Annual Winner (2015), LOOK3 Educator (2015), Paris Photo/Aperture Photobook Awards Shortlist (2014), Photo District News’ 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch (2014).

Hear his story, then join us at Solebury School on Wednesday, April 20th, at 7pm.


About the Author

- “Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy." - Einstein

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