ARCHIVE YALE SUBMISSION
JUNE H. LEE
Moonset over the Sunrise, Bishop North Lake, CA
Rocks on the Mount Reflection, Convict Lake, CA
Before Sunrise, Wild Iris, Bishop High Sierra, CA
Ancient Woman, Bristlecone Pine Tree, White Mountain, CA
At Night, Corona del Mar Beach, CA
Sunrise, Bishop North Lake, CA
Boulder Mountain, Utah
Water Reflection with Falling Down Leaves, Boulder University, CO
Dunes, Eureka Valley, CA
A Night Mist, Yosemite, CA
Born in South Korea, June H. Lee began her career
in the United States over 29 years ago. During this time, she
studied the art of photography with ChulHoon Ham, founder of Visual
Worship Institute. In addition, June H. Lee received training
through workshops from famed photographers such as David Muench
and Jack Dykinga. Through her education and training, she found
the passion and energy to mix her art and photographic skills
to reflect God’s unique and splendid creation.With the vision
to share God’s beautiful creation through the lens of a
camera, June H. Lee is carrying out these dreams through photography.
The artist was inspired by her deep connection with God in the
early mornings of each day. The artist's focus is on capturing
the beauty in nature as it continuously changes through time.
Her ultimate goal is to share this beauty and spirit with all
people through the art of still photography. June travels around
the world with her camera, capturing beautiful moments in nature
and sharing these intimate moments as evidence of God's creation.
She particularly enjoys taking photographs of moment and change
in nature with the passing of seasons and through time. June’s
artwork is truly unique because she continues her devotion to
sending out God's message. She believes it is not her creation
rather nature already in its state of being. She simply captures
the beauty in the elements, sharing them with the world.
June H. Lee has experience in photographing and designing high
quality photos of nature, professional and personal calendars,
hand-made greeting cards, and truly unique fine art prints (for
individual sale). Wall and desk calendars have successfully served
as vital marketing and promotion tools for companies and businesses
nationwide. Her popular calendars and hand-made greeting cards
were featured on Calendars.com as well as Amazon.com.
June H. Lee has also produced unique calendars for well-known
photographers such as Galen Rowell (Mountain Light Gallery at
Bishop High Sierra, CA) and others. June H. Lee takes utmost pride
in delivering the best, while still maintaining individuality.
January 2006: “ A single ray of light” Los Angeles,
December 2005: “Mongolia”_ group publication of a
book: Los Angeles, CA. USA
September 2003: “Korean Immigration 100 years and after
the Reedley” Lakewood, CA. U.S.A.
July 2002: “Variations of Time and Space” Lakewood,
November 2001: “The story of sea” Culver City, CA.
2007 and 2009, June H. Lee has "Woman In Photography International"
awards for her photographs.
In 2009, Morning Dew Productions was awards the "Most Creative
Marketing Application Gold Award" by the Calendar marketing
Association, for the Nature Photography Desktop Calendar.
A Terrific Talent
Approximately 4 years ago, the Los Angeles General Office of the
New York Life, we had the good fortune of being introduced to
the unique artistic world of June H. Lee. We immediately recognized
her distinct ability to capture the beauty of our World through
the lens of her camera as well as through the talented strokes
of her brushes on canvas. We were so impressed with her work that
we felt we needed to take advantage of her artistic expressions
by commissioning her to design a calendar and greeting cards for
our agents to present to their special clients. By doing so we
could add a touch of beauty to a practical gift that would be
remembered and appreciated by our customers each time the calendar
was moved to another month and another wonderful work of art was
reveled. It is our intention to use her skills in the future as
we continue to offer our agents the opportunity to provide a striking
and unusual gift to maintain positive relationships with their
In addition to the artwork she produces, her team of creative
associates has provided her completed works in a timely and professional
New York Life Insurance Company 9. 22. 2004
Wayne E. Bragg, CLU
The exhibition of Photographer June H. Lee, whose photos express
‘the breath of nature’ instead of its shape, is taking
place in Café Latte in West Los Angeles from January 3rd
to February 28th, 2006.
June H. Lee will be exhibiting approximately 40 photos and majority
of her work denotes the beginning. It’s because the exhibit
takes place on the beginning of the new year.
The beginning of a day that starts off with a ray of light out
of pitch darkness, the beginning of life expressed in a bird bursting
out of the waters, the beginning of the massive movement brought
on by the wind over the sands. She prepared the beginning of a
new year with these natures that articulate the beginning. She
especially spent numerous nights stepping out of her home in the
dark twilight to capture the sky and sunrise in the dawn.
She reminisces how beautiful, magical and inspirational as if
her heart would explode as she held her breath and waited long
time in the shivering temperature at the sea, in the desert and
on the mountains. Slender but forceful ray of light opens the
door to the beginning of radiance. She clicked her shutter while
she had her eyes on this slender ray of light. Then she sees the
beginning through the lens and through the photo, she saw magnificence
of God, the forceful yet perfect order and beauty of creation.
Through this exhibition, June H. Lee wants to spread out this
great order of God and mystic beauty of nature with many.
She stepped into the Fine Art (Oil Painting) 20 years ago when
she came to the US, she fell into photography after encountering
Photographer Ham, Chul Hoon. As she attended “Visual Worship
Institute”, she naturally transitioned into being a photographer.
Afterwards, she fell deeply into the nature.
Even when she painted, she was fond of the nature but that was
more of her interpretation of what she visually saw and then transferring
it onto the canvas. Now she is just conveying what God created,
just as is, to photography. Therefore, without pre-conceived notion,
she has to be immersed in that power. She asserts that she felt
the power of art during this process. She states it’s because
of mystic nature which cannot be explained with mere humanity.
After she began photography, she started to hear the breath of
nature that comes from the marks of wind on the sand to the majestic
beginning that blushes the sky. Because she has to convey whatever
is before her just as it is and that she needs to be more honest,
she reflects, perhaps, that being a photographer is the most unadulterated
Nonetheless, she realizes that her moment with fine art has become
a great strength for her. Lately, June H. Lee is receiving a great
review about her angle and the color schemes. Thanks to the fine
art background she passed through when she began her work with
She has recently exhibited her Photography compilation “Mongolia”
along with fellow photographers from Visual Worship Institute
and it was received with great response so she has even bigger
anticipation for the beginning of the New Year.
Seeing the photos in this exhibition, we can certainly read her
amazement, excitement and her delight. The exhibit space, Café
Latte, is a familiar place where artists with good reputations
in all fields come under the subject of art in life.
By Yu, Inna
Korean Central Daily Original Publication Date 12.30.2006
We live in the age of photographic flood. We no longer perceive
the photos. Photos are concealed. Photos are too familiar to us
and it embraces us. Digital flood, the visual pollution…,
Naturalistic Photo Artist, June Lee. “My photography is
a part of my faith. I feel the work of His hands in all places
I visit, the Universe by God’s creation. The universe can
be expressed with words, music and pictures, but as for me, I
chose the camera. I do not capture the light, the wind or the
breath God created. I only seek the magnificence of His Glory.”
Photo Artist June Lee uses the light quite masterfully in her
Analog work that is best represented by film. The light in the
nature in the photograph re-creates two dimensional flat space
into the measured third dimensional universe retains time. Her
work is sculpt, artistic and literary. In June Lee’s photos,
there are affection and coziness of the nature, which we know
will return someday.
By Shin, Hyun-Shik,
Korean Central Daily Original Publication Date 10.29.2007
UPDATE - JULY 2015 - MARCH 2016
"This year, June H. Lee will feature newly desi gned calendars
and greeting cards. Her wall calendars (sized at 13x12) and desktop
calendars (few different sizes available) will feature nature
photography and are available from Amazon.com or on June’s
professional website: www.junephoto.us. June’s calendars
have been personalized and distributed by numerous banks, companies,
galleries, as well as other photographers; special orders are
also available. From 2012 on, she has also been teaching the art
of photography through various workshops focusing on nature photography,
portraits, and how to use Photoshop; in addition, holding student
exhibitions following completion of the workshops at her church,
Irvine Sarang Church, located in Southern California. Photographing
her church’s worship and events is very close to June’s
heart, a skill she teaches to her students."
Women In Photography International Charter Member
June H. Lee
Los Angeles, CA
for all images remains the property of exhibited photographer,
and promotional use for Women In Photography International. All
inquiries regarding use of and purchasing image use rights must
be directed to the photographer.
File Registered April 28, 2015, images and bio to follow
Update Biography Final, February 2016 - WIPI group library
Clive Waring, Editor/Silvershotz
Interactive Magazine of International Contemporary Photography - winning
final online exhibition before transfer to the Beinecke