"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"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