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Father Figure

Father Figure - Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood from Zun Lee on Vimeo.

It's amazing how the photographer Zun Lee captured some incredible images and also telling a story.There's an importance in a father & child relationship.The father figure can be perceived differently, some children are raised in a functional or dysfunctional environment.According to the article in zphotojournal.com Zun Lee was "born to a Korean mother and an African American father. Lee grew up in Germany in a dysfunctional family with an abusive Korean father who raised him." Abuse is a learned behavior. Zun Lee chose to set a different tone in an artistic form "The main thrust for Father Figure was rooted in an attempt to reconcile both aspects of my upbringing and to get a sense of closure on my personal story of father absence." I found this interesting he took an authentic approach with a tough subject. There are some men who unfortunately repeat the dark path of their creators and there are men who shed light on the issue and choose a different path.I found Zun Lee work & story very inspiring. 

 Credit for the quotation: http://www.zphotojournal.com/
Check out the photographer Zun Lee at www.zunlee.com

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