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An-My Lê

An-My Lê orchestrates lush, seductive photographs of imaginary scenes from wars. Taken with a

large-format-view camera, Lê’s photographs blend elements of journalistic reportage, vintage war

photography, and photo-based conceptualism in order to question, or deconstruct, how we as a

culture represent violent, political conflict. Lê’s photography focuses on adults “playing” war-

reenacting historical battles or staging battles as preparation for future attacks-highlighting the

thin membrane separating truth from fiction, and the camera’s inability to distinguish one from

the other.