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Flying New Colors
Photograph by David Alan Harvey

Three decades after Vietnam's "American War," the stars and stripes have become a fashion statement in the old quarter of Hanoi, where streets are jammed with motor scooters bought in the flush of a burgeoning market economy. After the country plunged into near-famine conditions in the mid-1980s, the communist government began free-market reforms.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/500 @ f/3.5
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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