An-My Lê, born in Vietnam in 1960, holds a BAS and an MS in biology from Stanford University, and an MFA in photography from Yale University. She has been a professor of photography at Bard College since 1998. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2012), the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship (2010), and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1997). Her work has been exhibited widely, including in solo shows at the Hasselblad Foundation, Göteborg, Sweden (2014), the Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp, Belgium (2014), the Baltimore Museum of Art (2013), MoMA PS1, New York (2002), and Dia:Beacon, New York (2006).

An-My Lê lives and works in New York.