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Events Ashore: An-My Lê Artist Talk

An-My Lê talks about her recently published book, Events Ashore at Aperture Gallery.

 - November 19, 2014

On November 4, 2014, we joined artist An-My Lê for a talk and book signing of her highly anticipated second book, Events Ashore. In this body of work, Lê continues her exploration of the American military, a pursuit both personal and civic. Events Ashore began when Lê was invited to photograph U.S. naval ships preparing for deployment to Iraq, her first in a series of visits to battleships, humanitarian missions in Africa and Asia, training exercises, and scientific missions in the Arctic and Antarctic. Lê took attendees through Events Ashore from beginning to end, explaining the intentions behind the individual images as well as the book’s design.