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

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

"The pictures of the reenactors shy away from some of the more subversive scenes that they performed- whether taking prisoners or their rough handling of the other camp. I didn’t find it fruitful to dwell on that or try to replicate some of the horrific moments that happened during the Vietnam War. I stayed away from that, and obviously that comes from my personal background."

- An-My Lê