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Finding Aid to Vietnam: Journey of the Heart, 1985-2000
BANC PIC 2007.056--fffALB  
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  • Information for Researchers
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  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Vietnam: Journey of the heart
    Date (inclusive): 1985-2000
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 2007.056--fffALB
    Creator: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943- Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service.
    Extent: 52 photographic prints : color ; 24 x 36 in. 52 digital objects
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Abstract: Fifty-two color photographs by Geoffrey Clifford depicting the people, culture and urban and rural landscapes of Vietnam between 1985 and 2000. These photographic prints constituted an exhibition organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    ORIGINALS RESTRICTED due to SPECIAL HANDLING NEEDS: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright held by Geoffrey Clifford. All requests for high resolution reproductions should be referred to the photographer: Geoffrey Clifford, 862 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Suite #251, San Anselmo, CA 94960 USA.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Vietnam: Journey of the Heart, BANC PIC 2007.056--fffALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Alternate Forms Available

    Digital reproductions of all images are available.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Vietnam. Pictorial works.
    Vietnam--Social life and customs. Pictorial works
    Photographs
    Photographs

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    Photographic collection originally donated to the South/Southeast Asia Library, and transferred to The Bancroft Library.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff.

    Biographical Information

    Geoffrey Clifford’s photographic work has earned him international acclaim. His award-winning photographs have appeared in a number of books, magazines, and other publications worldwide. Monographs of his work include Vietnam: The Land We Never Knew (Chronicle Books, 1989) and The Last Days, still photography taken during the filming of James Moll’s Academy Award-winning documentary, produced by Steven Spielberg (St. Martin’s Press, 1999.)
    Clifford served as an army lieutenant during the Vietnam War. In Vietnam he flew helicopter combat and supply missions out of Chu Lai and Da Nang. After his return to the United States, he studied photography and film making, earning a degree in motion picture production at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California.
    In 1985, Clifford was included in one of the first groups of U.S. Veterans to visit postwar Vietnam, becoming one of the first Americans to photograph there since the War. Since 1985, Clifford has returned to Vietnam nearly twenty times. He is one of the first foreigners to have traveled the entire length of Vietnam, from the Chinese border in the north to the southern swamps of the Ca Mau Peninsula.
    In 1989, Chronicle Books published Clifford’s work, Vietnam: The Land We Never Knew, with a preface by Clifford and text by author John Balaban. In 1998, U.S. Congressmen Tom Lantos and Eni Faleomavaega sponsored an exhibition of Geoffrey Clifford’s Vietnam photographs in the Cannon Rotunda on Capitol Hill.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Fifty-two large format color photographs by Geoffrey Clifford depicting the people, culture and urban and rural landscapes of Vietnam between 1985 and 2000. These photographic prints constituted an exhibition organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). They were shown in multiple American venues between 2001 and 2006, accompanied by text authored by collaborator John Balaban. Much of Balaban's descriptive text has been reproduced in this finding aid.