SHORT: An-My Lê: "29 Palms"

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Release date

February 8, 2011


"I just wanted to approach the idea of war in a more complicated and more challenging way” says artist An-My Lê, whose photographic series and film "29 Palms" (2003–04) explore the training exercises and desert landscape near Joshua Tree National Park as a staging ground for the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Susan Sollins. Camera: Joel Shapiro. Sound: Roger Phenix. Editor: Mary Ann Toman. Artwork Courtesy: An-My Lê. Video: © 2011, Art21, Inc. All rights reserved.