Artist Talk with Desirae Lee

By Editorial Team on May 10, 2021
Courtesy of Anacostia Arts Center.
Artist Talk: Tuesday, May 11 at 5:30pm

Tune into her Artist Talk via Facebook on May 11 @ 5:30

Desirae Lee’s Sunday Afternoon is a two-year-long video diary presented as an ongoing collage. Inspired by Jamel Shabazz’s “The Last Sunday in June”, this Howard University MFA candidate’s style pulls from what she’s learned in her film and documentary work on campus. Similar to Shabazz’s head-on and spontaneous approach to photography, her archived videos are a way to create a time capsule of herself and her generation. The collage factor brings a nostalgic and aged feeling to the modern videos. Twelve looped videos play simultaneously and at different lengths and speeds.

Desirae (Des) Lee is a filmmaker and creative director from Jacksonville, FL and loves sunshine in every way. She is an Alumnae of the University of Florida where she completed a unique program infusing photojournalism and innovation. Des is currently pursuing her MFA in film at Howard University. When she’s not on set, her passions include poetry, photography and fashion. Desirae aspires to travel the world, tell honest stories and sprinkle stardust wherever she goes.