Artist Statement

Indochina-Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam- interwoven in my mind with the 1960s and 70s - the graphic war pictures and stories— merely places on a map.

I visited Vietnam twenty years later - two weeks after travel to that country by Americans was permitted. I came with my camera, recording common human scenes of daily life- haircuts on the street, faces in a crowd, children, and beautiful ancient temples. The trip shattered my detachment. No longer are these countries just far away places.