Teyé Lee was born in Daegu in 1985, in South Korea. After a decade working as a creative director in advertising agencies Teyé ventured to dedicate himself fully to chemical photography and alternative processes, which he mixes with traditional Oriental and Occidental printing techniques and materials, to create photographic art that awakens spirits and sparks emotions.
We are on the verge of losing the value of handcrafts due to the rapid industrialization, modernization. At the same time, the identity of our own culture is declining. Those who inherit and develop traditional artisanal process still thrive to exist in Korean society by going back to the cultural traditions everyday. For their actions of preservation of their history, their culture and traditions, they can be called “superhumans of ou modern society”.