"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."
"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