to start, who are the Montagnards?

1 - Origin of the site    2 - Collections    3 - Figures and dates    4 - Image and point of view...

2/6 - Collections
Five main collections are currently shown on the site:

    1. Photographs taken by JD. Lajoux, photographer, film-maker and researcher during two stays on the uplands in 1953 and then in 1955-56 with the Hödrung, a population of Malayo-polynesian language established West of Pleiku. This collection has already been partially published by its author in book form under the title: Le tambour du deluge (Seuil, 1977).

    2. Pictures taken by Jean-Paul Barry, professor of Botany of Saïgon University between 1959 and 1963, while he was filming, together with cameraman Jacques Fabre, Maa, Sré and Lat people for what was to become three documentaries.

    3. Pictures taken by Roger Chazal, then
professor at the Faculté de Pédagogie de Saïgon (Faculty of Pedagogy, i.e. "Ecole Normale Supérieure" of the Republic of South Vietnam) between 1959 and 1964, chiefly among the upper Donaï Cau-Maa.

    4. Indexed images seen on the Web, found for instance in French institutional collections already available on the Internet or on sites of American veterans once in contact with "Montagnards" during the Vietnam War.

    5. Documents, mainly vintage postcards and photographs, collected by JP. Chazal, initiator & webmaster of

   These collections cover the whole history of representation of these peoples from late 19th Century engravings to video clips of years 2000.

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