Robert Mulder • Fotograaf - Journalist - Schrijver

Series

Vietnam: Amerasians 1988

During the Vietnam War around 30.000 children were born out of relations between US soldiers and Vietnamese women. After the end of the war 1975 relations between the USA and Vietnam were cut off and the fathers who intended to reunite with their children were not able to do so and started a new life. Because of their outlook the children were a danger for the mothers and most of them lived separated from their mothers in the street and on beaches. In 1988 a black veteran named John Rogers started a foundation called 'Faces' and made publicity in the USA. Between 1989 and 1991 almost all Amerasians, partly with their mothers, emigrated to the USA under the 'Homecoming Act', a chapter from the Immigration Law.The children on the photographs were living in the small park around Dai Lo street.Prostitution, drugs and theft were common.They were eager to be photographed, hoping to be recognized by their fathers.

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