Thursday, April 30, 2015

Image As The Story

Light And Belief:Sketches of Life From the Vietnam War, Dinh Q. Le, 2012
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 2014

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the US military exodus from Saigon, I'm sharing the work of Dinh Q. Le as I saw at the Carnegie International Exhibition in 2014.  Le's drawings, sketches, and watercolors serve to capture the everyday life of the Vietnamese during those years of hell and conflict.  Basically, the people still lived their lives.  They talked, ate, farmed, slept, and also fought to protect themselves, their families, and their country. 
Le's work is exceptionally powerful in bringing to the forefront the very real human factor of war and devastation.

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