"29 Palms: Security and Stabilization Operations, Graffiti" (2003-04)

"29 Palms: Security and Stabilization Operations, Graffiti," 2003-04
Gelatin silver print, 26 x 37 1/2 inches. Edition of 5.
© An-My Lê, courtesy Murray Guy, New York.

"War is an inextricable part of the history of high civilization; I think it’s here to stay. But I also think we need to try to avoid it as much as possible. I was not so interested in making work that you see on the news page, which has the effect of wanting you to condemn war immediately. I wanted to approach the idea in a more complicated and challenging way."

- An-My Lê