Pipo Nguyen-duy speaking at CPW on Friday, August 5, 2016
Image: © Pipo Nguyen-duy, ‘Mountain Fire,’ 2002.

On Friday, August 5, 2016, Pipo Nguyen-duy will speak at the Center for Photography at Woodstock:

Join us to hear about Pipo’s newest projects, his life, his experience during the American War in his early Viet Nam days, early career as teen ping-pong champion, and more. It’s one not to be missed.

Growing up close to the demilitarized zone of the 18th Parallel, Pipo Nguyen-duy describes hearing gunfire every day of his early life. He immigrated to the US as a political refugee. In his art, Pipo has often returned to the psychological or physical manifestations of war and our fragile sense of safety. His first rendition of the East of Eden series concentrated on the psychological aftermath of 9/11, when people came to realize that they cannot be certain of their physical or emotional safety. The second part took him back to Viet Nam, where he photographed survivors of the war without revealing what side of the war they fought on. Opposite to our expectations, these photographs represent a striking resilience and celebration of life that has overcome the unthinkable.

He has received key grants and fellowships, such as a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography and a grant from the National Endowment for The Arts.

“His passion for life and the people in it clearly defines who he is as an artist and the photographs he creates.” –Hannah Frieser

CPW Photography Lecture Series
Pipo Nguyen-duy
August 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Center for Photography at Woodstock
59 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498
For more information

Browse Pipo Nguyen-duy’s work at ClampArt

Blog post by:
Raechel McCarthy, Associate Director