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Russell Lee Photographs - Travel and Industry

Exhibit: Russell Lee Photographs - Travel and Industry

Russell Lee continued to travel and accept industrial assignments after he and his wife, Jean, settled permanently in Austin, Texas, in 1947. Whether undertaken at the direction of corporate or nonprofit clients or for pleasure, Lee’s trips yielded a rich trove of images of people, places, and environments. The major body of work in this section is the Italy Portfolio, undertaken to illustrate an issue of the Texas Quarterly, a publication of the University of Texas. Lee spent several months in Italy in 1960, during which time he captured the heart, soul, and history of this simultaneously ancient and modern country.