Art Remix An-My Lê

An-My Lê BIO

An-My Lê was born in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1960. Lê fled Vietnam with her family as a teenager in 1975, the final year of the war, eventually settling in the United States as a political refugee. Lê received BAS and MS degrees in biology from Stanford University (1981, 1985) and an MFA from Yale University (1993).

MOTIVATIONS

Her photographs and films examine the impact, consequences, and representation of war. Whether in color or black-and-white, her pictures frame a tension between the natural landscape and its violent transformation into battlefield. The reasoning behind these photos are from her experiences in her childhood during the Vietnam.

STYLE

An-My Lê style is hyper realistic photos that are supposed to look like they were taken during war. many of her photos are taken in Black and White to bring out more details and help make her photos look more rugged and real. She uses real props and people to extends the feeling of you being there watching the war. She tries to portray all aspects of war in her photos and tries to make each photo super realistic.

PHOTOS

An-My Lê uses black and white in her photos to show tons of detail and to portray the mood of war. In all of these photos nobody is smiling and it has a very melancholy mood.

In a lot of the photo she has a main subject that is close up in the photograph but there is also tons of detail in the background i really like this because it is almost as if i was looking out into her photos and she makes them very visually appealing.

This is an example of how she try to tell a story within here photos. She does this by using living people and have them move which gives the viewer a live action feel. this can be shown in the blur and movement that can be seen in her photos.

This is another example of how she is trying to tell a story almost all of her photos come with a story and this one is the story of the downed plane and what the soldiers have to do to get out of there situation. in this she does that by showing the action of the people but she also includes the fog that looks like it is coming from the downed plane.

This is one of the few photos from this collection that are in color she still uses very dull colors to show how sad and depressing war is. In this photo I really like the symmetry in this photo and i really like how appealing it is with the line leading to the center person.

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