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An-My Lê Named MacArthur Fellow

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Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
An-My Lê, esteemed photographer and Bard College professor of photography, has been named a 2012 MacArthur Fellow. MacArthur Fellowships are awarded to talented individuals in a variety of fields who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. MacArthur Fellows each receive $500,000 five-year grants that are bestowed with no conditions—recipients may use the money as they see fit. Lê is the 11th Bard faculty member to be honored with a MacArthur Fellowship.

Professor Lê is an artist whose photographs of landscapes transformed by war or other forms of military activity blur the boundaries between fact and fiction and are rich with layers of meaning. A refugee from Vietnam and resident of the United States since 1975, much of Lê’s work is inspired by her own experience of war and dislocation.

Click here to watch a video about Professor Lê from the MacArthur Foundation.
More info: http://www.bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=2345

Post Date: 10-02-2012