My first trip to both North and South Vietnam was as a tourist in 1993. So much of what I saw affected me emotionally. The vestiges of the war with America were very much visible. The degree of poverty both in the cities and the countryside was abundantly apparent.
Upon my return I proposed my editor at LIFE magazine to make a photo essay to mark 20 years after the end of the war which led to an expanded essay to include personalities from the US. These portraits are extracted from what is a 100 picture photo essay: my attempt at paying homage to the men and women and children directly affected by this tragic war.
© Derek Hudson 2022
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