Leedina PortraitsVienna, Austria
I’m Dina Lee, a portrait photographer, originally a Koryo-saram, born in Uzbekistan at the time of the USSR and currently based in Vienna, Austria. As a trailing spouse, I’ve lived in 4 different countries where I had the chance to experience various cultures and lifestyles. I hold an MA in Intercultural Communication from the University of Verona (Italy) and a Photography Diploma from the Lik Akademie für Foto und Design (Vienna, Austria). In 2013 I discovered Sue Bryce’s workshops and was immensely inspired by her approach to the art and the business of portrait photography. A year later I opened my very own portrait studio in Vienna specializing in personal branding portraits. Alongside studio work I’ve been working on several personal projects aiming to explore cultural identity and personal legacy through portraiture. My artworks have been presented internationally, among others at the biennale Photokina Köln in 2016 and at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York in 2018.