A Guide to the Adam Nadel Photography Collection, 2008-2010

A Guide to the Adam Nadel Photography Collection An Inventory

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Adam Nadel Photography Collection
Creator - Photographer
Nadel, Adam
Inclusive Dates
2008-2010
Extent
2.0 Linear feet
Abstract
Thirteen large photographs of Cambodian and Vietnamese people. The individuals in the photographs have all been affected by the Vietnam War in some way. In addition to the Vietnam War, some of the individuals in the photographs from Cambodia were also affected by the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot.
Call Number
2011.0035
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by James Brundage and Lindsay Morrone. (July 2012, August 2012)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Adam Nadel Photography Collection.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

The collection was acquired by ARchives & Special Collections in 2011.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Adam Nadel Photography Collection.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Nadel, Adam

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Biography

Adam Nadel is a  New York based freelance photojournalist who graduated from the  University of Chicago in 1991. Since that time he has received both national and international recognition for his photographs, including two first prizes at World Press Photo. He completed a project on war and its consequences in 2010, sections of which have appeared in a number of solo museum gallery exhibitions and have been recognized by an NYFA fellowship, Pulitzer Prize nomination, a World Press Photo Award, and The Center's Project Competition First Prize. He has also been featured in a number of private gallery shows, domestically and internationally, involving subject matter such as altered vistas, transforming evironments, and shadows.

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Scope and Content Note

The thirteen photographs are comprised of images of individuals from Cambodia and  Vietnam who were affected by the  Vietnam War, either during the war or as a result of the war.

The images of the following six individuals document Cambodians, and are headshots and portraits. There are no identifiers written on the individual photographs, and they are arranged in no particular order, so that any specific knowledge concerning the individuals has come from the photographer himself.  Sok Vin was a commune leader during the war and is wearing a white shirt in the photograph. Standing next to him is his wife who is wearing a pink shirt.  Uy Sarin was a soldier and can be identified in the photograph as wearing a white shirt and a scarf, in front of a window.  Nuon Sary was a soldier and educator and is shirtless and wearing black sunglasses in the photograph.  Prak Khorn is wearing a white shirt in front of a white background.  Long Tu was a waiter and can be identified as being shirtless in front of a window.  Him Huy was a guard and only his face can be seen, surrounded by blackness, in the photograph.

The remaining seven photographs are of Vietnamese people affected by the Vietnam War. These photographs are likewise not identified, but identifying information has been provided by the photographer.  Thoung, a 19 year old man from  Da Nang, appears in the photograph wearing a white shirt and does not have eyes or eyelids.  Nquyen Thi Kien, a 37 year old woman from  Da Nang can be seen in a green dress sitting on the floor of her home.  Tran Thi Hoa, of  Hanoi, is a female veteran of the war. Wearing a black, pink, and blue patterend shirt in the photograph, she is surrounded by other Vietnamese veterans.  Vo Viet Hoang is a 13 year old boy from  Dong Ha and can be identified as he is wearing a white shirt and writhing on the ground.  Pham Van Diep and  Pham Van Duc are brothers from  Da Nang and can be identified as being shirtless with scars covering their bodies.  Pham Van Diep, 12, is at right, and  Pham Van Duc, 10, is on the left. An untitled photograph is of a child with an abnormaly large forehead (child is out of focus) and seated in front of a tiled wall in  Ho Chi Minh City. Another untitled photograph from  Hanoi is of three children wearing blue shirts.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: An Inventory, 2008, 2010   2.33 Linear feet

Folder

Photographs (large scale), 2008   2.33 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Impact of Vietnam War, people, Vietnam. Large folder containing (4) 20" x 20" photographs]

2011.0035_1

Photographs (large scale), 2008   2.33 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Impact of Vietnam War, people, Vietnam. Large folder containing (3) 20" x 20" photographs]

2011.0035_2

Photographs (large scale), 2010   2.33 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Cambodia, impact of Vietnam War, people. Large folder containing (6) 20" x 20" photographs]

2011.0035_3

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