Finding Aid to Vietnam: Journey of the Heart, 1985-2000

Finding Aid written by Finding Aid compiled by library staff, with item descriptions from exhibition text by John Balaban
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
© 2007
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to Vietnam: Journey of the Heart, 1985-2000

Collection number: BANC PIC 2007.056--fffALB

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Finding Aid Written By:
Finding Aid compiled by library staff, with item descriptions from exhibition text by John Balaban
Date Completed:
December 2007
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2008 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.

Container Listing

 

Workers in rice fields, Mai Chau District, Hoa Binh Province 1992 BANC PIC 2007.056:1

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Father and son return home to Lang Co, below the Hai Van ("Sea Clouds") Pass, Thua Thien-Hue Province near Hue 1987 BANC PIC 2007.056:2

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Salt farming near Cam Ranh Bay, Khanh Hoa Province 1987 BANC PIC 2007.056:3

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Boy selling incense, Ha Nam Province 1992 BANC PIC 2007.056:4

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Lotus pond in Old Hue, Thua Thien-Hue Province 1987 BANC PIC 2007.056:5

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Worker in rice field, near Da Nang, Quang Nam-Da Nang Province 1987 BANC PIC 2007.056:6

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Child at Dong Dang, Lang Son Province 1988 BANC PIC 2007.056:7

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Duck herder, Lam Dong Province 1987 BANC PIC 2007.056:8

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Village of Dau, Mai Chau District, Hoa Binh Province 1992 BANC PIC 2007.056:9

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Worker in rice field, Mai Chau District, Hoa Binh Province 1992 BANC PIC 2007.056:10

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Black Thai family, Son La Province 1987 BANC PIC 2007.056:11

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Reunification Express Railroad, Quang Nam-Da Nang Province 1988 BANC PIC 2007.056:12

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Catholic church at Lang Co, Thua Thien-Hue Province 1987 BANC PIC 2007.056:13

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Flower seller, West Lake, Hanoi 1985 BANC PIC 2007.056:14

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Hanoi Conservatory, Hanoi 1987 BANC PIC 2007.056:15

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Schoolboy, Hanoi 1985 BANC PIC 2007.056:16

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Harvesting rice near Long Xuyen in the Mekong Delta, An Giang Province 1987 BANC PIC 2007.056:17

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Skyline, Ho Chi Minh City 2000 BANC PIC 2007.056:18

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Student in a pedicab, Nha Trang, Phu Khanh Province 1987 BANC PIC 2007.056:19

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Ballet studio, Hanoi 1987 BANC PIC 2007.056:20

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Water buffalo, Red River Delta, near Hanoi 1988 BANC PIC 2007.056:21

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Public buses in downtown Hanoi 1985 BANC PIC 2007.056:22

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Millennium celebration, Chau Doc, An Giang Province 1999 BANC PIC 2007.056:23

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City 1999 BANC PIC 2007.056:24

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Street scene, Ho Chi Minh City 1992 BANC PIC 2007.056:25

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Ha Long Bay 1985 BANC PIC 2007.056:26

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Roadside barber, Vinh Phuc Province 1987 BANC PIC 2007.056:27

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Homes on West Lake, Hanoi 1985 BANC PIC 2007.056:28

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Ho Chi Minh's tomb, Hanoi 1988 BANC PIC 2007.056:29

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Flame trees in flower in Hue, Thua Thien-Hue Province 1987 BANC PIC 2007.056:30

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Furama Resort on China Beach, Da Nang, Quang Nam-Da Nang Province 1999 BANC PIC 2007.056:31

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Citadel and moat, Imperial Precincts, Hue, Thua Thien-Hue Province 1995 BANC PIC 2007.056:32

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Perfume River, below Hue, Thua Thien-Hue Province 2000 BANC PIC 2007.056:33

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Quan Su Pagoda, Hanoi 1988 BANC PIC 2007.056:34

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Boat on Ha Long Bay 1985 BANC PIC 2007.056:35

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Portrait, Hue, Thua Thien-Hue Province 1987 BANC PIC 2007.056:36

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Road to Tay Phuong Pagoda, 25 miles southwest of Hanoi 1985 BANC PIC 2007.056:37

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Tet balloons, Hanoi 1988 BANC PIC 2007.056:38

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Co Loa Citadel, Hanoi 1987 BANC PIC 2007.056:39

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Cotton worker, Son La, Son La Province 1987 BANC PIC 2007.056:40

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Flower Market, the Old Quarter, Hanoi 1988 BANC PIC 2007.056:41

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Le Ly Hayslip, Ky La, Quang Nam-Da Nang Province 1993 BANC PIC 2007.056:42

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Street scene, Ho Chi Minh City 1999 BANC PIC 2007.056:43

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Rubber plantation, Xuan Loc, Dong Nai Province 1999 BANC PIC 2007.056:44

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Scholars stele at the Temple of Literature, Hanoi 1995 BANC PIC 2007.056:45

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Sunbeam Bridge at Jade Mountain Temple, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi 2000 BANC PIC 2007.056:46

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Evening on Ha Long Bay 1999 BANC PIC 2007.056:47

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Boy selling Christmas trees on the street, Chau Doc, An Giang Province 1999 BANC PIC 2007.056:48

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Tobacco shop, Hon Gai, Quang Ninh Province 1985 BANC PIC 2007.056:49

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Parade dragon, Ho Chi Minh City 2000 BANC PIC 2007.056:50

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Main Hall, Cao Dai Temple, Tay Ninh, Tay Ninh Province 1987 BANC PIC 2007.056:51

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey Balaban, John, 1943-
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph
 

Ho Chi Minh City 2000 BANC PIC 2007.056:52

Creator/Collector: Clifford, Geoffrey
Physical Description: 1 photograph print (framed); ca. 24 x 36 inches (unframed)
Medium/Materials: Color photograph