Born in Saigon in 1960, as a child, An-My Lê spent several years in Paris, a city where her parents had lived and were married in the late 1950s. In 1975, in the wake of the war, her family left Vietnam permanently and emigrated to the United States. Later, over the course of four years, she documented architectural restorations and inventoried historical monuments, just as Eugène Atget had done in his time.
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