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Une exposition de photos sur les victimes vietnamiennes de l'agent orange/dioxine, du Japonais Goro Nakamura, s'est tenue 28 juin au 26 juillet dans la ville portuaire de Yokohama.

A travers 70 clichés, dont plusieurs datant la fin de la guerre, l'auteur a voulu montrer la destruction massive dues aux défoliants déversés par l'Armée américaine ainsi que les séquelles de l'agent orange/dioxine sur plusieurs générations des Vietnamiens.

Ces photos ont été prises à Biên Hoa (en banlieue de Ho Chi Minh-Ville), Quang Tri (Centre) et Ca Mau (Extrême-Sud) - des régions gravement touchées par les défoliants, à l'hôpital Tu Du de Hô Chi Minh-Ville et au Village d'amitié Hoa Binh de Hanoi où sont soignés des victimes.

Il y a aussi des clichés de vétérans américains et sud-coréens ayant combattu au Vietnam et affectés eux-aussi par l'agent orange.

Nakamura, né en 1940, photographe connu au Japon, a consacré la plupart de son oeuvre à la guerre du Vietnam ainsi qu'aux effets de l'agent orange/dioxine sur sa population. Il a commencé à s'intéresser à ce travail après une visite au Vietnam en 1976.

En 1990, il a produit un film documentaire sur ce sujet; qui a ensuite été projeté dans nombreux pays développés.

En 2005, il a obtenu un prix international pour ses photos sur l'agent orange/dioxine. Ses oeuvres sont exposées aux Etats-Unis. - AVI

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Dead trees, Boun Me Tout, 1981

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Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange Protesting (Washington D.C., Vietnam Veteran’s Day, 1982)

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A Girl with Developmental Disorder (She was born in a community awash in pollution from former U.S. base in Bien Hoa, 2006)

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(left) Abandoned Amerasian Girl (Saigon,1982) - (right) Buu Thi Lam with Hien, Blind Daughter (Hanoi, 1981, Lam’s Husband was sprayed with Agent Orange.)

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Christmas Eve on the Banks of the Saigon River (1981)

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A Lush Forest Once Upon a Time (Ca Mau, 1976)

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(left) A Young Woman and Soldier Dancing (The photograph was found in the U.S. Embassy in Saigon after the evacuation, 1975) - (right) Le Thi Thay and Ten Month Old Ha (Loc Hung, Tay Ninh Province, 1981)

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Vietnam Veterans and “The statue of soldiers” (Washington D.C., 1982)

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Desolate Landscape (Vinh Linh District, DMG, 1974)

DURING THE RENAISSANCE, both scientists, scholars and artists pursued empirical goals. Scientists attempted to understand the physical world more precisely than previous generations had, artists tried create works of art that reflected ever more accurately representations of observed reality.
 John Jay College of Criminal Justice is proud to present“Orange”... an exhibit documenting the relationship between science and art and criminal justice. The exhibit presents an international photojournalist, Goro Nakamura, who has created a documentary on the affects of Agent Orange or Dioxin on Vietnam veterans and the local Vietnamese population.
 Understanding how a scientific chemical was utilized to help in warfare the unanticipated damage on human life addresses an issue close to the mission of the College. For after all, a person's intent may not be criminal but the end result of behavior may became a case of injustice or even criminal attribution.
 An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay offers rich liberal arts and professional studies curricula to a diverse student body in a vibrant urban setting. In teaching and research, the College defines justice both narrowly, with eye to the needs of criminal and public service agencies, and broadly and humanistically in terms of enduring questions about fairness, equality and the rule of law.
TOVA FRIEDLER
VICE PRESIDENT FOR INSTITUTINAL ADVANCEMENT
JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE 

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GORO NAKAMURA: ORANGE

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