"Sea Knight Helicopter, USS Peleliu, California" (2006)

"Sea Knight Helicopter, USS Peleliu, California," 2006
Archival pigment print, 40 x 56 1/2 inches.
© An-My Lê, courtesy Murray Guy, New York.

"I love Hiroshi Sugimoto’s work, and I’ve always paid close attention to his horizons- always at the same place. But that was not my interest. I saw a helicopter coming down, and the idea of photographing it just before it hit the horizon became of utmost importance tome. This reinforces the idea of the helicopter flying, just floating on air. That’s what they do, of course, but this visually reinforces that idea or describes it in a way that I hadn’t seen before."

- An-My Lê