"Trap Rock (shot I)" (2006)

"Trap Rock (shot I)," 2006
Ink-jet print, 38 1/2 x 26 inches. Edition of 5.
© An-My Lê, courtesy Murray Guy, New York.

"A quarry’s just a quarry- just a pit. The landscape could be a battlefield from World War I or II. Maybe there are overtones of devastation and catastrophe- things exploding and being broken down. But within that context, the pictures are also about renewal. Something’s been taken away, but the vegetation is growing back, and it’s about life coming back again. I’m interested in landscape and the way history can be suggested through landscape- a history of war, a cultural history, an industrial history- any sort of history."

- An-My Lê