Photographer: Minny Lee
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: Datz Press
Place of publication: Seoul, South Korea
Edition: 100, hand-numbered & hand-signed copies with one Ltd Edition 5x7 Artist Print
Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 inches
Pages: 38 + softcover accordion
FotoFilmic background: FotoFilmic'17 Entrant
About the book
“Encounters” is a softcover accordion book that contains photographs of trees and a personal essay. For this edition, Datz Press in South Korea painstakingly connected each sheet of paper to make 176-inch long accordion book, following the artist’s original design. Tucked inside of the back cover is a critical essay by Gabriel Bauret. In the limited edition of 100 copies, each book is signed, numbered, and comes with a 5×7-inch original print on rice paper made by the artist. Text is in English, French, and Korean.
Minny Lee is a multimedia artist who employs photography, audio, video, artist's book and site-specific installations. Growing up in South Korea, Lee was influenced by Buddhism, Confucianism, shamanism and Taoism. Lee obtained a Master of Arts in Art History from City College of New York and Master of Fine Arts in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard. She was awarded a fellowship from the Reflexions Masterclass Program in Europe and participated in an artist-in-residence program at Halsnøy Kloster in Norway. Her work has been exhibited at Datz Museum of Art, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ise Cultural Foundation Gallery, Les Rencontres d’Arles, and Pingyao International Photo festival, among other venues. Lee is a faculty member at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, teaching photography classes. She lives and works in Honolulu, Hawaii.