Peter McLaren Captures the Faces of North Vietnam

by Sean Patrick Leary Peter MacLaren at work “Be careful, this is a touchy subject back here in the States,” photographer Peter Mclaren warned when I asked if he had political motivations for his slideshow titled “Faces in Time, North Vietnam,” a study of the Hmong ethnic tribes long ago displaced from China. “We used [these people] as machine gun fodder.” Beyond directing me to research the “Secret War,” where we were “observers,” a term coined by the CIA during the Laotian Civil War (during the Vietnam War era) according to McLaren, he is careful not to inject his private … Continue reading Peter McLaren Captures the Faces of North Vietnam