The Henry Art Gallery‘s annual Monsen Photography Lecture series brings key makers and thinkers in photogenic practice to build public appreciation and knowledge of photographic art. This year, the Henry welcomes An-My Lȇ as speaker.
Lȇ was born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1960 and fled the country with her family in 1975, the final year of the Vietnam war. She was resettled in the United States as a political refugee. Her acclaimed photographs raise questions about the representations and effects of war. She leverages photographic techniques to challenge understandings of what is indeed fictional or historical. Her work Small Wars (Ambush I), (1999-2002) is included in the Henry’s current exhibition, The Time. The Place: Contemporary Art from the Collection.
Lȇ has been the recipient of many awards, including fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She has had major exhibitions at: The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Baltimore Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; International Center of Photography Triennial; MOMA P.S.1, Long Island City; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Admission to the lecture is free but there is currently a wait list. Sign up online.
Monsen Photography Lecture: An-My Lê
When: Friday, February 2, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Where: The Henry Art Gallery (15th Ave NE and NE 41st St)
Featured Image: An-My Lê (U.S., born Vietnam 1960). “Small Wars (Ambush I).” 1999 – 2002. Gelatin silver print. Image courtesy of Henry Art Gallery.