Binh Danh Viet Nam, Nebraska

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© Binh Danh - York Nguyen Vietnam War Veteran Archival Pigmented Print 40 x 30 inches 2011

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© Binh Danh - Vivian Nguyen Environment Studies UNL, Class of 2014 Archival Pigmented Print 40 x 30 inches 2011

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© Binh Danh - Father Thanh Catholic Parish of Blessed John XXII Archival Pigmented Print 40 x 30 inches 2011

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© Binh Danh - Nhung Hoang Civil Engineering UNL, Class of 2012 Archival Pigmented Print 40 x 30 inches 2011

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© Binh Danh - Duy Linh Bui Senior Program Manager Asian Community and Cultural Center Archival Pigmented Print 40 x 30 inches 2011

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© Binh Danh - Trieu Nguyen Management Information Systems UNL, Class of 2012 Archival Pigmented Print 40 x 30 inches 2011

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© Binh Danh - Dau Nguyen Xuan President of the Vietnamese Community of Lincoln, NE Archival Pigmented Print 40 x 30 inches 2011

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© Binh Danh - Van Luu Accounting UNL, Class of 2012 Archival Pigmented Print 40 x 30 inches 2011

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© Binh Danh - Tu Ha Forensic Science UNL, Class of 2011 Archival Pigmented Print 40 x 30 inches 2011

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© Binh Danh - Tam Vo, owner Century Nail Archival Pigmented Print 16 x 20 inches 2011

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© Binh Danh - Buddhist Community of Lincoln (Chua Linh Quang) Archival Pigmented Print 16 x 20 inches 2011

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© Binh Danh - Vietnamese Buddhist Temple of Lincoln Archival Pigmented Print 16 x 20 inches 2011

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© Binh Danh - Vietnamese Buddhist Temple of Lincoln Archival Pigmented Print 16 x 20 inches 2011

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© Binh Danh - Kim Son Video and Gifts Archival Pigmented Print 16 x 20 inches 2011

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© Binh Danh - InvAsian, Sigma Psi Zeta Archival Pigmented Print 40 x 50 inches 2011

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© Binh Danh - Vietnamese-American Senior Community of Lincoln, NE Archival Pigmented Print 40 x 50 inches 2011

 

Collectively, the images in Viet Nam, Nebraska present a self-portrait of Lincoln’s Vietnamese community, one that is multi-dimensional. Through his photography, artist-in-residence Binh Danh explores how the Asian body has fit into the landscape of Nebraska after the Vietnam War, and the desire of the first refugees to preserve the heritage and traditions of their homeland. Portraits of the community share space with collected family photographs to present an open-ended narrative about what it means to be Vietnamese American. It is our hope that the images will encourage dialogue from one generation to the next about our shared history and the rich cultural fabric of our ancestry.
Support for this project has been made possible through a grant from the Lincoln Community Foundation on behalf of the Edith Madden Fund. Special thanks to Sheldon’s project collaborators the Asian Community and Cultural Center, UNL’s Asian World Alliance and Sigma Psi Zeta.

 

All images © courtesy of Binh Danh

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