VRP Photographs

Photographs of Heather Bowser

By Plain Dealer Staff

William (Bill) Morris was drafted for the Vietnam War in 1967. He sent this photograph to his wife Sharon in 1968. “He went to Vietnam thinking of it as an adventure,” Sharon said. “Then reality set in. All he wanted to do was stay alive and get home.”

Photographs of the Tan Family

By Catherine Karnow

Photographer Ed Kashi and I visited Danang, Vietnam in July 2010. Assisted by Chidren of Vietnam, an agency which provides care to Vietnamese children with disabilities, we met and photographed the Tan family, whose children suffered from the effect of Agent Orange.

Photographs of the Friendship Village

By Nick Ut

More than 100 children, from age 6 to 20 or so, live at Friendship Village for two to four years for medical treatment, rehabilitation and job training. At any given time, 40 or so war veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange also stay at the Village for a few months’ […]

Photographs of Ninh Binh Mushroom Farm

By Nick Ut

Vietnam’s women veterans had no community that wanted them, or their children and grandchildren with disabilities, until they created one for themselves on a mushroom farm and commune in Ninh Binh Province. “The poor take care of the poorer,” one veteran said.

Photographs of Nguyen Thi Ly

By Catherine Karnow

These photographs are of the family of Nguyen Thi Ly. Ed Kashi and I traveled to Vietnam as Vietnam Reporting Project fellows in July, 2010, to shoot photographs and video two families in Danang, Vietnam, struggling with the affects of Agent Orange. EDITOR’S NOTE: Catherine Karnow placed second in the Features […]

Photographs from Ed Kashi

By Ed Kashi

Photographer Catherine Karnow and I visited Danang, Vietnam in July 2010. Assisted by Chidren of Vietnam, an agency which provides care to Vietnamese children with disabilities, we met and photographed Ly, who has a facial deformity, concave throat and weak heart. Ly is believed to be affected by dioxin, which was […]

Photographs from Healing a Wounded Heart

By Sean Connelley

LA Times multimedia piece on a program that raises money for rehab, job training and surgeries for Vietnamese suffering from Agent Orange-related congenital heart defects.

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