EDUCATION

Degree
2001 | MBA, McMaster University School of Business | Hamilton, ON, Canada
1995 | MD (Doctor of Medicine), Goethe University | Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Non-Degree
2015 | Photography, Expanded Digital Narratives Lab. Magnum Foundation and Brown Institute of Media Innovation | New York, NY, USA
2011 | David Alan Harvey Workshop | New York, NY, USA


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 | Father Figure, Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood, Blue Sky Gallery | Portland, OR USA
2018 | Father Figure, Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood, Bronx Documentary Center | Bronx, NY, USA
2017 | Father Figure, Duke University | Durham, NC, USA.
2017 | Father Figure, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture | Charlotte, NC, USA
2016 | Fade Resistance, We Are Enough As We Are, The Gladstone Hotel | Toronto, ON, Canada
2015 | Father Figure, Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center | Charlottesville, VA, USA
2015 | Father Figure, Galerie Jed Voras | Paris, France
2015 | Father Figure, Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood, BAND Gallery | Toronto, ON, Canada


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 | The Light Grows the Tree, BAND Gallery | Toronto, ON, Canada
2017 | INSIDE OUT Charlotte. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture | Charlotte, NC, USA.
2017 | No Justice No Peace: From Ferguson to Toronto, Ryerson Image Center and BAND Gallery | Toronto, ON Canada
2016 | Do You See Me? The Diggs Gallery, Winston-Salem State University | Winston-Salem, NC, USA
2016 | The Soul of Black Art: A Collector's View. Upfor Gallery | Portland, OR, USA
2016 | Showing (work x family). Working Assumptions Foundation. Washington, DC, USA
2016 | Counterpoints: Photography Through the Lens of Toronto Collections. Art Museum at the Univ. of Toronto. Scotiabank CONTACT Photo Festival | Toronto, ON, Canada
2016 | #Dysturb Collective - Public Installation. Scotiabank CONTACT Photo Festival | Toronto, ON, Canada
2015 | Through the Lens: Visions of African American Experience, 1950-1970. Contributor, Interactive Digital Installation. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art | Kansas City, MO, USA
2015 | Fade Resistance - We Are Enough As We Are. International Photo Festival Leiden 2015 | Leiden, NL
2015 | Fade Resistance - We Are Enough As We Are. Photoville 2015 | Brooklyn, NY, USA
2015 | Fade Resistance, Magnum Foundation Salon - Artist Presentation | Wainscott, NY, USA
2015 | Emerging, Annenberg Space for Photography | Los Angeles, CA, USA
2014 | Social Photography: Art in Progress | Indianapolis, IN, USA
2014 | IDENTITY, Snap! Gallery | Orlando, FL, USA
2014 | Father Figure, Projection at Visa Pour l’Image International Festival of Photojournalism | Perpignan, France
2013 | (1)ne Drop LIVE, First Person Arts Festival, Painted Bride Art Center | Philadelphia, PA, USA


AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2018 | Knight Foundation Grant, Knight Foundation | Charlotte, NC, USA
2018 | Skills and Career Development Grant. Ontario Arts Council | Toronto, ON, Canada
2018 International Residency Grant. Ontario Arts Council | Toronto, ON, Canada
2017 | New Chapter Grant, Canada Council for the Arts | Ottawa, ON, Canada.
2016 | Grantee, TD Bank Then and Now Artist Grant | Toronto, ON, Canada
2015 | Fellow, Photography Expanded Fellowship, Magnum Foundation | New York, NY, USA
2015 | Winner, Photo Book Category, PDN Photo Annual | New York, NY, USA
2014 | Honorable Mention, Documentary Photobook | International Photography Awards | New York, NY, USA
2014 | Runner-Up, Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation First Photo Book Prize | Paris, France, New York NY
2014 | Grantee, TD Bank Then and Now Artist Grant | Toronto, ON, Canada
2014 | Participant, LOOK3 LOOKBetween Emerging Photographer Festival | Charlottesville, VA, USA
2014 | Participant, New York Times Portfolio Review | New York, NY, USA
2014 | Winner, Photo District News' 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch | New York, NY, USA


ARTIST TALKS, PANELS, AND CONFERENCES

2017 | Presenter, Holding Patterns: Black Queer Masculinity and Everyday Survival. Artist Talk with Dr. Rhea Combs. VISIBILITY Symposium, AGO and Aperture Foundation | Toronto, ON, Canada
2017 | Visiting Artist, Taking the Mask Off Of Black Masculinity, Duke University | Durham, NC, USA
2017 | Presenter, Intimate Economies from Analogue to Digital Eras (Panel), Reframing Family Photography Conference. Univ. of Toronto | Toronto, ON, Canada.
2017 | Visiting Artist, Representing: Vernacular Photographs of, by, and for African Americans, Portland Art Museum | Portland, OR, USA
2017 | Visiting Artist, Black Fathers and Black Masculinity (Talk with Jessica Moss). Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture | Charlotte, NC, USA
2017 | Panelist, No Justice, No Peace: From Ferguson to Toronto (Talk with Julie Crooks, Jalani Morgan and Nation Cheong). The Gladstone | Toronto, ON, Canada
2016 Panelist, Alternative Archives: Inserting African-American Stories back into the Narrative. Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference 2016 | Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2016 Visiting Artist, Do You See Me? Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University | Winston-Salem, NC, USA
2016 Faculty, The Fall Workshop for Photojournalism. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY, USA2016 | Presenter, Whose Story Is It Anyway? GeekFest DC, Howard Univ. School of Communications | Washington, DC, USA
2016 | Panelist, Insider/Outsider: Voyeur or Agent of Change? International Center of Photography | New York, NY, USA
2016 | Presenter, The Thing About Objects (Animate Entities, Objects in Performance), Univ. of Toronto | Toronto, ON, Canada
2016 | Presenter, Engagement of Cultural Assets Through Archives and the Arts | Arts + Public Life Univ. of Chicago, The South Side Home Movie Project, Rebuild Foundation, and Mellon Foundation | Chicago, IL, USA
2016 | Panelist, In Riis' Footsteps: Photographers and Social Advocacy | Museum of the City of New York | New York, NY, USA
2015 | Attendee, [B.A.R.] - Black Artists Retreat | Chicago, IL, USA
2015 | Panelist, The New Photojournalism - VICE Annual Photo Show | Angell Gallery | Toronto, ON, Canada
2015 | Artist, IRIS Nights Lecture Series, Annenberg Space for Photography | Los Angeles, CA, USA
2015 | Guest Lecturer, Literacy for Incarcerated Teens, Rose M. Singer Center and George Motchan Detention Center, Rikers Island | New York, NY, USA
2015 | Guest Lecturer, Father Figure. International Center of Photography | New York, NY, USA
2015 | Artist, Father Figure, Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood | Recyclart Art Center | Brussels, Belgium
2015 | Faculty, The Image Deconstructed Workshop | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Chapel Hill, NC, USA
2015 | Artist, Fathering While Black, Talk with Rinaldo Walcott | University of Toronto | Toronto, ON, Canada
2014 | Guest Lecturer, Documentary Media Class | Ryerson University | Toronto, ON, Canada
2014 | Panelist, Social in Practice: the Art of Collaboration | Nathan Cummings Foundation | New York, NY, USA
2014 | Panelist, PDN’s 30: Advice for Emerging Photographers from Emerging Photographers | Photoville Festival | Brooklyn, NY, USA
2014 | Presenter, 20X20 LIVE, hosted by PDN and Redux Pictures | School of Visual Arts | New York, NY, USA



SELECT PRESS AND MEDIA COVERAGE

“Diversity in Photojournalism: ‘Talk Is Cheap’“, James Estrin and David Gonzalez, New York Times Lens Blog, Sep 13, 2017 (link)
“'I feel it, I know it': A photographer's take on Black Lives Matter“, CBC News, Feb 02, 2017 (link)
“Building A Grand Photography Collection for the New African American Museum”, John Barrat, Smithsonian Insider, Sep 2016 (link)
“Black Male Reimagined - A Multimedia Initiative”, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Jun 2016
“The Contact Photography Festival exhibits the experts can’t wait to see”, John Adams, The Globe and Mail, Apr 29, 2016 (link)"Canada's Top 10 Favourite CBC Arts Stories of 2016", CBC Arts, Dec 21, 2016 (link)
"The Digital Afterlife of Lost Family Photos", New York Times Magazine, Apr 26, 2016 (link)
"Photographer collected over 3,500 photos of black families", CBC Arts, Feb 28, 2016 (link)
"Zun Lee's Polaroids explore fatherhood and his own dad's absence", Globe and Mail, Feb 5, 2016 (link)
""Lost traces of black lives", International New York Times Print Edition, Page Two, Oct 22, 2015
"Rescuing Images of Everyday Black Life", David Gonzalez, New York Times Lens Blog, Oct 20, 2015 (link)
"Defying the Stereotype of the Broken Black Family", Lucy McKeon, The New Yorker, Oct 12, 2015 (link)
“Intimate portraits explore the nuance, complexity and heart of black fatherhood”, Nicole Crowder, Washington Post, Jun 19, 2015 (link)
"Capturing Quiet Acts of Resistance", Zun Lee, Nieman Reports, Jun 11, 2015 (link)
“Fathering Change: Strengthening the role of black fathers“, Interview with Mary Wiens, CBC, Feb14, 2015 (link)
Vogue Italia’s 2014 PhotoBooks, Vogue Italia, Dec 2014 (link)
“Race and Class with a Side of Cupcakes in Ferguson”, Trymaine Lee, MSNBC, Nov 21, 2014 (link)
“Repicturing Black Fatherhood”, Rob Colvin, Hyperallergic, Nov 20, 2014 (link)
“Ferguson’s Weekend of Resistance”, Amy Pereira, MSNBC, Oct 13, 2014 (link)
“Black fatherhood revisited”, International New York Times Print Edition, Page Two, Sep 24, 2014 (link)
“Black Fathers: Present and Accountable”, Maurice Berger, New York Times Lens Blog, Sep 19, 2014 (link)
"Father Figure: Zun Lee’s intimate portraits of black dads", Interview with Terry O’Reilly, CBC Q, Aug 20, 2014 (link)
“Powerful Images That Shatter the Stereotype of the Absent Black Father”, David Rosenberg, Slate Magazine, Jun 19, 2014 (link)
“Exploring African American Fatherhood”, David Gonzalez, New York Times Lens Blog, Jun 15, 2012 (link)
“Zun Lee – Black Fathers”, David Alan Harvey, Burn Magazine, Oct 5, 2011 (link


SELECT PRINT PUBLICATIONS

Everyday Beauty (Double Exposure Series), Robin Givhan. National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC, USA. Jun 2018.
Fade Resistance. RawView Magazine #06. Lahti, Finland. June 2016
Father Figure: Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood, Zun Lee. Foreword by Teju Cole. Epilogue by Trymaine Lee. Ceiba Foto, New York, NY, Siena, Italy. Sep 2014. ISBN 978-1-941781-00-5


COLLECTIONS

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Washington, DC, USA
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Yale University. New Haven, CT, USA
Dr. Kenneth Montague, The Wedge Collection. Toronto, ON, Canada
The Malcolmson Collection. Toronto, ON, Canada
The John Goodwin Collection
The Glenda Goldwater Collection. Portland, OR, USA
The Arlena Barnes and William Kinsey Collection. Portland, OR, USA

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