"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."
"Working with Vietnam War reenactors was difficult. They had their own activities, and I needed to interrupt them to set up my pictures. And, working with the large-format camera, I had to direct them somewhat. At one point I wondered if I should hire actors- but I’m glad that I didn’t because not having complete control was very interesting. It created moments of uncertainty and forced me to resolve issues in a different way."
- An-My Lê