All About Photo Awards 2019

Tuan Andrew Nguyen: Letters from Saigon to Saigon

September 07, 2018 to January 06, 2019
Tuan Andrew Nguyen: Letters from Saigon to Saigon
725 Park Ave
New York - NY
This exhibition showcases a recently acquired series of nine photographs by Tuan Andrew Nguyen (b. 1976 in Saigon, Vietnam) titled From Saigon to Saigon. The photographs document the handwritten correspondence from a young Vietnamese rapper based in Ho Chi Minh City to an African American rapper, who adopted the stage moniker "Saigon" after reading Wallace Terry's Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War, detailing the discriminatory experiences African Americans endured during the American-Vietnam War. The photographs illuminate the interaction of history, politics, and popular culture in the rapidly shifting landscape of contemporary Vietnamese society.
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