Hom Nguyen

Vogue 2019

Michelle Obama (1964)

By Hom Nguyen (Paris, 1972)

Charcoal, ink and acrylic

« The arrival in the White House of this black woman, not as a revenge on life but as the ultimate integration, as the outcome of a battle, touched me a lot: it resonates particularly strongly with my Vietnamese origins. »

Michelle Obama, after studies at Harvard University and a brilliant career as a lawyer, became the first African-American First Lady of the United States. During her husband's tenure, she supported many causes, including Red Cross work for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Haiti and the fight against obesity.