Untitled (from the series "Small Wars," 2001.), 1999—2001 - An-My Lê
About the Work
About Untitled (from the series "Small Wars," 2001.)
This work is from An-My Lê's series Small Wars, in which the Vietnamese artist photographed men who reenact battles from the Vietnam War in the forests of Virginia.
About the Artist
About An-My Lê
An-My Lê first came to the United States as a political refugee from Vietnam in 1975. Her work explores the military conflicts that have framed ...Read More
An-My Lê first came to the United States as a political refugee from Vietnam in 1975. Her work explores the military conflicts that have framed the last 50 years of American history from an outsider's point of view. As both a woman and a refugee, Lê brings a perspective to war that is unusual in the male-dominated world of war photography. Her subjects include contemporary depictions of Vietnam's war torn landscapes, re-enactments of the Vietnam War staged in South Carolina and shots of US Marines preparing for deployment to the Middle East by play-acting scenarios in a virtual environment, constructed in the California desert. The recipient of many awards, including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, Lê was recently featured in an episode of PBS's Art: 21
Untitled (from the series "Small Wars," 2001.), 1999—2001
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