Zun Lee By Roberta Tavares
Zun Lee Interview – Photomagazine # 50
this project is a tribute of sorts to both my dads – one who raised me but with whom I had a problematic relationship, and one I never knew but who nonetheless seemed to have guided my life in very tangible ways – Zun Lee-
The absence, the pursuit and the confrontation.
So, with these three elements in mind, it is built the following dialogue with the photographer Zun Lee who comes stirring up the industry with his sensitive assay, already well recognized internationally, on the black father figure.
The first question was made “What is a father to you” What or who was your father figure?”The gap to the question can make you to step into a different territory, a new defying one , because the truth is everyone needs or wants a response. Zun Lee builds his work dealing with the question mark, the doubt, the imaginary, the subjective, the challenge of collecting pieces, regrouping them , looking for the instances that they can somehow make sense.