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‘Zun Lee - Father Figure Project’ Opening

Snap! Orlando brings Zun Lee exhibit to Hannibal Square Heritage Center.

'Father Figure' opening reception 8 - 10 PM Friday, May 29, Hannibal Square Heritage Center

On Day 29 of the Snap! Orlando 'You Are Here' monthlong photography festival, there will be an opening reception for Father Figure, a special exhibition by award-winning Canadian photographer Zun Lee, author of the book Father Figure – Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood. The exhibition continues through June 12 at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center.

Lee, who was named on PDN's 30 List for 2014 of new and emerging photographers, was born in Germany to what he thought was both a Korean mother and father. As an adult in his 30s, he learned the truth: His black father left his mother upon learning she was pregnant. Lee's intimate visual storytelling centers on uncovering unseen aspects of identify and representation in marginalized communities.

Questions around identity play a pivotal role in Zun's latest project, Father Figure, for which he used his personal journey of discovery and identity formation to examine manifestations of black fatherhood largely ignored by mainsteam media. Zun's book was featured in the New York Times, as well as the Paris Photo−Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Short List.

Earlier in the evening on May 29, the Crealdé Photography Guild monthly meeting will be a Photo Walk: From Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum to Hannibal Square Heritage Center in Winter Park, from 6:30-8 p.m. The photo walk will finish at the Heritage Center, so participants can enjoy the Zun Lee opening reception.

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