New Haven Free Public Library’s Democracy Forum is a series of wide-ranging community discussions with an invited guest, held at Ives Main Library, 133 Elm St. On Saturday, May 10, the Forum will present “A Vietnamese-American Perspective, a conversation with photographer Hien Duc Tran at 3 pm.
Hien Duc Tran was born in Vietnam and came to the U. S. in 1975 as a 12-year-old refugee. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Boston’s American Studies Program in 1987, where he pursued photography and ethnic studies. In 1989 he returned to Vietnam as a photojournalist with a delegation of American Vietnam veterans. His exhibit “Ngoc I Was, Pearl I Am: an Exhibition of Photographs on the Amerasian Experience in Boston and Vietnam” was held at the Boston Public Library in 1990. A collection of Hien Duc Tran’s photographs is archived at the Joiner Center of Healy Library at UMass Boston. Everyone is invited to this conversation about Vietnam past and present. For more information please call the library at 203-946-7431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org