“At the age of twenty-two I was sent to Saigon to cover the war as a photojournalist. I was too late for Indochina, and too early for Vietnam,” said Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Raymond Depardon (born 1942). “Muggers robbed me on my arrival, and I lived in a small hotel by the river… I think I was happy. I returned some years later. It was for another war, and the famous reporters had left. The streets were full of GIs and their girlfriends, of blind bomb victims and so many children returning to school. It was the end of an epoch, people would hand flowers to the soldiers… I stayed for months in this city that no longer exists.” This beautiful volume covers a varied range of imagery from Saigon, where Depardon photographed two wars and, on visits as recent as 2014, the unrecognizable, globalized city now called Ho Chi Minh. Depardon’s work bears witness to a city in transition.
Publication year: 2015
Size: 11 x 18 cm