$45
ISBN: 1-884167-53-5
June 2006
112 pages
46 b&w photographs Buy Now at Amazon

Ghosts in the Landscape: Vietnam Revisited
Photographs by Craig Barber Essay by Alison Devine Nordstrom







After serving in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine, photographer Craig Barber returned twenty-eight years later to a beautiful and peaceful country that he first saw through the eyes of combat. Haunted by the deaths he witnessed, Barber carries his memories of being eighteen with a taunting bulls-eye painted on his helmet, the smell of smoldering bombs, and the cries of the dying back to Vietnam in order to put his ghosts to rest. In the Vietnamese countryside, he captures healing landscapes with bomb craters turned into fish-rearing ponds and watering reservoirs, metal sections from former airstrip runways transformed into window grates, and shell casings functioning as fence posts with a handmade cardboard pinhole camera and ethereally printed by platinum processing. Barber`s photographs give hope that healing and change is the future.

A travelling exhibition, organized by the George Eastman House, accompanies the publication.