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The American Deserts

Jungjin Lee was born in Korea in 1961 and currently lives and works in New York City. Lee began photographing in the early 1980s while a Ceramics major at Hongik University in Seoul and later earned an M.F.A. in Photography from New York University. Known for her laborious and handcrafted photographic work printed on handmade mulberry paper, Lee creates cross-cultural photographic landscapes which intermix techniques and materials of Eastern and Western traditions of both painting and photography. Her works are primarily concerned with the unconscious, the unknown, and the invisible.

JUNGJIN LEE, The American Deserts I-40, 1991                 
(Tree on the wall)
Gelatin-silver print on hand-coated Korean mulberry paper, coated with liquid photosensitive emulsion
(Liquid Light) and mounted on another layer of mulberry paper; signed and dated in pencil on image, lower right
Size: 65” x 21”