"Beauty is just kind of an accident. Beauty is just a happenstance. Beauty is the remainders of being a painter."
"There are some people (like Judith Ross) who can photograph one person and somehow suggest a collective history, a collective memory. But it seems that I try to do that with landscape. When you live in exile, things like smells and memories and stories from childhood all take on such importance. So this was an opportunity to reconnect with the real thing, and to be confronted with contemporary Vietnam."
- An-My Lê