Photographer of the Week: Jungjin Lee
I’m both interested, and not interested, in Jungjin Lee’s photographs. Interested because I have this irrational desire to travel to the desert today, and she’s taken some pretty killer shots of it. And not interested because the work, while melancholy and textured—and sometimes reminiscent of Song Scholarly Paintings, which I love—is, after a few clicks, a little bit boring.
I also made the mistake of reading some of her writing, which I assume is translated poorly, but informed the way I was looking at the work nonetheless. I won’t quote it here. Instead, check out the series, “The American Desert,” the series “Israel,” the series “Wind” (her most famous), and the series “Pagoda,” in which the photographs look like Noguchi sculptures compressed into two dimensions.