The exhibition comprises 42 photographs by Japanese photographer Goro Nakamura. As a photojournalist since 1961, he has devoted most of his endeavour to capture photos of the Vietnam War, especially Agent Orange aftermaths of the U.S. military in Viet Nam. His collection also features several photos revealing Agent Orange effects on American and Korean victims.

He was nominated and awarded with several Japanese and international prizes. He was nominated for the last ten finalists of the U.S.’s W. Eugene Smith Award in 1983, and received Japan’s 8th Ina Nobuo Prize in 1983, a special prize from the Japan Congress of Journalists in 1995 and the 1st Scientific Technical Journalist Prize in 2005 for his 30-year photo reportage of Agent Orange.

He became a professor who taught photography and journalism in several universities, including University of Yamanashi and Gifu University. Currently, he is deputy director of the Institute of Modern Photography in Japan.

Nakamura once wrote: “The disastrous aftermaths of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings still remain and help the world realize that the use of toxic chemicals in general and Agent Orange in particular is a war crime that must be stopped; and it is vital that such a disaster be recorded via photographs."

Mangrove forest in Cà Mau Province destroyed by toxic chemicals during the Vietnam War


Dead trees (Buôn Mê Thuột Town in 1982)