Agent Orange: A Terrible Legacy

By Catherine Karnow

Award-winning photographer Catherine Karnow follows two families in Danang, Vietnam, as they cope with the multigenerational impact of Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War. Karnow and filmmaker Ed Kashi traveled to Vietnam in July 2010 as fellows of Renaissance Journalism’s Vietnam Reporting Project.

For her photo of nine-year-old Nguyen Thi Ly as she gazed in a mirror, Catherine Karnow received second in the Features category of the 68th annual Pictures of the Year International, the oldest and one of the most prestigious photojournalism competitions in the world.


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