Zun Lee

Zun Lee

Dr. Zun Lee is an award-winning Black Canadian visual artist, physician and educator. He was the 2019 Andrew W. Mellon Practitioner in Residence at Davidson College, a 2018 Knight Foundation Grantee, 2017 Art Gallery of Ontario Artist in Residence, and a 2015 Magnum Foundation Fellow.

Dr. Lee’s practice of documenting Black family life encourages alternate ways of thinking about community and belonging. His explorations focus on how communities codify identity and self-representation, but also how the meaning of such code may shift as images circulate in the realm of cultural commodification and appropriation.

Lee’s projects have been published and exhibited widely and his works are held in numerous public and private collections. He has taught and spoken at many institutions including Portland Art Museum, The New School, University of Chicago, University of Toronto, Annenberg Space for Photography, International Center of Photography, UNC Chapel Hill, NYU, Columbia University, and Duke University.

October 29, 6:00PM

What happens to family photographs when the original owners lose them and once-private images come into public circulation?

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