25 years of Vietnam documented by U.S. photographer

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The Saigon Times Daily

Karnow has been attached to Vietnam as she has spent 25 years photographing the changing society and landscape of the country.

The “Vietnam: 25 Years Documenting a Changing Country” exhibition is “a visual diary of how she entered this land of enigma and discovered its twists and turns at every intersection of life,” Suzanne Lecht, art director of Art Vietnam Gallery, said in a Facebook post.

“The exhibition is sectioned into periods of time from the somber years of the early 90’s, the General Giap era, the Doi Moi years, Agent Orange/Amerasians and finally the New Vietnam. Each era holds its own special place, reflecting the moment captured by the lens of a sensitive camera attuned to the idiosyncratic atmosphere.”

Behind those photos are stories about friendship and connections between the photographer and subjects and events captured in the photos, reflecting a deep love for Vietnam as a country and the Vietnamese people.

She has been significantly influenced by her father, Stanley Karnow, a well-known journalist and author of the book “Vietnam: A History.”

The exhibition is organized in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the U.S., and the 40th anniversary of the end of the American War in Vietnam.

Karnow will show up at the opening ceremony, together with many of the subjects in her photographs.

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