A first look at the photographers to know at Unseen Amsterdam

In anticipation of the photography festival’s return next month, we round up our favourite picks from the 2019 programme.


Alternative narratives are a running theme at this year’s festival, and XING is no different. Founded by Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee, XING is an online collective seeking to represent the lives of East and Southeast Asian women today. Lee established XING in order to combat societal misconceptions surrounding Asian women, specifically looking to challenge notions of fetisiation. The photography is striking—a blend of humour, eroticism and care. As XING say themselves, “We champion the vagabonds, challenge hegemony, and celebrate a oneness through imagery and prose.”

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Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee | Something Curated

The Best of Photo London

“Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee’s practice includes photography, text and installation. Navigating the intricacies that arise out of history and memory, themes of displacement and nostalgia weave in and out of her storytelling whilst working upon central human issues such as belonging and loss. Drawing from the politics of identity, ethnography, and linguistics, her work is an attempt to re-examine the structures of recall and perception. Lee also runs XING, an online collective shedding light on the trailblazing lives of East and Southeast Asian women today.”

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Bunga pisang (banana flower)  by Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee

Bunga pisang (banana flower) by Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee