An-My Lê

"Classes don't begin and end with photography. The richness comes from the students' personal backgrounds and the atmosphere of critical thinking at Bard."

An-My Lê was born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1960, but left Vietnam during the final year of the war in 1975 before finding a home as a political refugee in the U.S. She received an MFA from Yale University in 1993. Her film and photography examine the effects and representation of war and have included the documentation (and participation) in Vietnam War reenactments in South Carolina. She has received fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts and has had exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center of Photography and MoMA P.S.1. An-My has been teaching at Bard since 1999.

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