Small Wars

Published:October 5, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe

As long as we’re posting wonderful Virginia photographs today (and this week), we should mention that the Vietnamese-born photographer An-My Lê just won a so-called MacArthur “Genius” grant. Her series Small Wars “depicted men who spend their weekends reenacting battles from the Vietnam War in the forests of Virginia.”

Here she talks about her approach and influences:

 

Thanks to our associate editor, Caitlin Newman, for the heads up.

IMAGE: Small Wars (Explosion) by An-My Lê, 1999–2002