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An-My Lê: Becoming an Artist | Art21 "Extended Play"

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    I went to Stanford University and studied 
    biology in undergraduate.
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    I really did not know what I should do but as any responsible 
    child of immigrant,
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    you know I knew I should be doing something that would be more practical.
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    My brothers were engineers and went to business school,  
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    and um I thought engineering would be too 
    dry so I thought why not biology
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    and becoming a doctor
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    I was allowed to take a non-science 
    course and I wanted to take drawing,
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    but it was filled up so I took photography.
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    And immediately I realized that you know it was something that was truly amazing and it could really change my life
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    and I never went to med school and never looked back.
Title:
An-My Lê: Becoming an Artist | Art21 "Extended Play"
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Video Language:
English
Team:
Art21
Project:
"Extended Play" series
Duration:
01:08

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