"Small Wars (explosion)" (1999-2002)

"Small Wars (explosion)," 1999-2002
Gelatin silver print, 26 x 37 1/2 inches. Edition of 5.
© An-My Lê, courtesy Murray Guy, New York.

"I think there’s always an element of something not quite understood in the sublime, something otherworldly, conflicting- something beautiful that’s not always beautiful, and something that’s not quite controllable and not within our reach. I don’t think that photography is made to capture and describe magic, but there are great magical moments in still photographs."

- An-My Lê