Saturday, April 16, 2011

Misplaced Baggage Photo Essay

Anh Dao Kolbe, photographer and Viet Nam adoptee, has a photo essay at talking writing with portraits of Vietnamese adoptees.  Here's the artist's statement:
Misplaced Baggage: Same, Same But Different is a series of 47 intimate portraits of Vietnamese adoptees who grew up in the U.S., U.K., Europe, and Australia. “Misplaced Baggage” increases awareness of the existence of the Vietnamese adoptee community by exposing the unique individuality of each of us and the ways in which we are more alike than unalike: We share the same blood line; we share our Vietnamese culture (whether reclaimed and/or reinvented); and our misplaced community is our own—a community just as important as other Asian communities.
Click here to see the lovely portraits.

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