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Andrew Lam

Andrew Lam is the author of three books, "Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora," "East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres" and "Birds of Paradise Lost." He will spend a year beginning in 2018 in Vietnam to write about human trafficking and the Vietnam in the 21st Century. He is also working on another book of short stories, and a novel.

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Photographer Catherine Karnow captures a changing Vietnam

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, the Art Vietnam Gallery in Hanoi is showing “Vietnam: 25 Years of Documenting a Changing Country,” a photo exhibition of National Geographic photographer Catherine Karnow’s lifelong work in that country. In his introduction to the exhibition, Andrew Lam writes that the photographs capture a country that has many versions of itself.