Lee is a photographic artist based on the South Coast of NSW. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology) and a Master of Philosophy (Visual Arts) from the Australian National University. She works on commissions and long form independent and collaborative projects dealing with themes of community, identity and belonging and how landscape (both natural and inhabited) relates to these concepts.
Working across mediums, Lee’s practice combines photography, video, sound and text in projects that are often underpinned with institutional and found archives.
Her practice has a strong focus on bookmaking as an outcome as both published and limited-edition artist books. Lee produced her first book Belco Pride in 2012, followed by The Five Happinesses in 2015 and won the prestigious National Photographic Portrait Prize in 2018.
Her photographs are included in the collections of Parliament House Canberra, the National Library of Australia, Monash Gallery of Art, Canberra Museum and Art Gallery as well as numerous private collections.
Lee continues to work on commissioned and personal projects in Australia and Asia, with a special interest in North and South Korea and Japan. More recently, Lee has continued her love of storytelling with contributions to several short documentary film projects including the local Far South Film production The Oudmaker of Narooma amongst others.