Bill Burke: 30 Years

Main Gallery

May 6 – June 18, 2005

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Lewis, Vote, Kool, Valley View, Kentucky, 1976
19 X 16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1977

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Man with pigs between Kampong Thom and Siem Riep, 1995
16 X 20 inches
Gelatin silver print from 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 Polaroid negative

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

When a fight threatened to break out in Welsh's I left town abruptly and drove down the river til I saw this bar, The Sunset Grill. I went in to look and steady my nerves., 1979
15 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print from 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 Polaroid negative

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Man with rubber foot, Phnom Penh, 1993
16 X 20 inches
Gelatin silver print from 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 Polaroid negative

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Tank crew with left over American APC. The Bayon, Angkor Wat., 1991
15 5/8 X 19 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print from 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 Polaroid negative

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Old Citroen dealership, Saigon, 1997
15 1/8 x 19 1/8 inches
Gelatin silver print from 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 Polaroid negative

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

KPNLF Fighter with RPG, Lake Ampil, 1984
20 X 24 inches
Gelatin silver print from 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 Polaroid negative

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Khmer Rouge Soldier with AK, Nong Pru, 1984
20 X 24 inches
Gelatin silver print from 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 Polaroid negative

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Woman and elephant, Phnom Penh, 1994
19 1/8 X 13 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 2005

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Couple in a bar, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1979
19 1/8 x 14 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed later

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Kentucky, 1975
16 X 20 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed later

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Thai farmer holds Pangolin near a small market for neighboring, Khmer Rouge camp., 1990
16 X 20 inches
Gelatin silver print

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

I Want to Take Picture, Site 8, 1986
12 x 17 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

The guy who owned this car got blown off a tank in Vietnam, Kentucky, 1976
9 5/8 x 13 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

All the 1957 Cherolets in Kentucky, 1976
|11 x 13 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1976

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Guarding a bridge, Kampong Thom, 1988
10 1/4 X 15 1/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Route National #5 near Muong Kasi, Laos, 1986
10 3/8 x 15 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Factory, Phnom Penh, 1998
14 1/2 X 19 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 2005

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Department of Taxation, originally built as a cinema, Pailin, 2000
14 7/8 X 19 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 2005

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

French House, Phnom Penh 1995; Demolished 1996, 1995
14 5/8 X 19 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 2005

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Hoi Vu Street, Hanoi, 1998
14 3/8 X 18 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 2005

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Phnom Penh, 1995
14 1/2 X 19 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 2005

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Second Best Hotel in Xieng Khouang, 1996
14 1/2 X 19 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed 2005

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Lighting showroom, Phnom Penh, 2000
14 1/2 X 18 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 2005

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Khmer Rouge soldiers demonstrate how they feel for booby trap wires, Nong Pru, 1984
10 3/8 x 15 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Coal Mine, Morgan County, Kentucky,  1975
14 1/2 X 18 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

French houses with appliances, Quang Trung Street, Hanoi, 1995
14  x  45 1/2 inches
Carbon pigment print; printed 2005

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Reverend William Beegle, Bellaire, Ohio, 1979
18 1/8 x 15 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Family, Kermit, West Virginia, 1979
15 3/8 x 18 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Orphanage in Phnom Penh -- Under Sihanouk and Lon Nol, it was the French Embassy. When the city fell to the Khmer Rouge, this is where all the Westerners gathered with their Cambodian friends, 1990
9 1/2 X 13 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Reverend Robert Elkins and niece, Church of Jesus Name, Jolo, West Virginia, 1979
18 3/8 x 15 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Cambodian civilians and Vietnamese volunteer cross the Mekong River, near Luong, Cambodia, 1988
10 3/8 X 15 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Sports club for Party Youth, originally built as a Catholic School, Hue, 1995
15 X 19 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 2004

Bill Burke: 30 Years 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Abandoned U.S. Consulate, Danang, 1994; Demolished 1998, 1994
17 X 22 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver  print

Press Release

Howard Greenberg Gallery presents Bill Burke: 30 Years. The exhibition, a broad survey of Burke’s career, is his first at the gallery. Burke gained fame for creating a remarkable body of work documenting his extensive travels throughout Southeast Asia. Returning annually for over two decades, his photographs describe a region and a people trapped between warring factions and devastated by generations of conflict. Yet while nearly every frame carries the memory of war, his work is marked by an overwhelming humanity and sensitivity: careful portraits of soldiers, peasants, farmers and refugees, all rendered with equal compassion, whether a muscular fighter posing with a grenade launcher or the damaged body of the victim of a land mine.