Topics: United States, Vietnam War, Photography Pages: 2 (555 words) Published: October 27, 2013
Binh Danh, who is famous for his artwork as using the power of the sun to print the pictures on the leaves, is a historical photographer and artist of specializing for Vietnam war.
Binh Danh who was educated in San Jose State University, and became a youngest photographers invited into Stanford University's Master of Fine Art Program at the age of 25. He took experiences from his dad when he was a child as well as a long-life interested in science when he was a child, both helped him invented a new innovative technique referred as "Chlorophyll print", which in the procedure from start to finish is briefly that he took the leaves from his mother garden or even a knotgrass in a lawn arranged in even distance vertically, and growing images into them by choosing a suitable size leaf to contains pertinently the images from the negative "black and white" photographs. Next, placing the photographs on the leaf, sandwiching the two items between the two sheets of glasses, and then expose the item under sunlight and drying the whole set on the proof in the sunny day for a certain period of time until the blur images appear pictorially. By that, the images from the photograph would be conveyed into the leaf. As a result of using this technique, Bind Danh was able to invent many notable artworks such as one of his well-known exhibitions was "One week's dead in 2007, or "Life: Dead" 2008, which highlighted for Vietnam War as a portrait album collections of soldiers who were died in Vietnam war. It's not only the technique catch attention from people, but also the content of the images inside the leaves bright out the full sight about Vietnam War. Leaf prints show extensively about his desire to explore more about what happened in his native country as Vietnam war brought out the result of his family emigrating to the United States in 1979 when he was two; it was too young for him to remember the event in detail. Furthermore, his parents rarely told him about Vietnam...
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