From “A Vietnam Memorial” at PDN Photo of the Day:
The children in his photos look solemn, the scenes are quiet and calm, yet they convey a sense of menace. A boy and girl sit on the bank of a duck pond which has formed in a crater made by a bomb. Through the window of an abandoned building we see a boy, holding a toy airplane and looking melancholy. In another photograph, two boys stand knee-deep in water, the boy on the left baptizes the boy on the right with water dribbled from a bowl. Nguyen-Duy’s large, richly saturated prints give viewers the sense they are looking into a world of rituals and games the children have created for themselves in a landscape that still bears the scars of conflict.
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