From the archives of photographer Tim Isbell, “The People Within” exhibition serves as a moving photographic essay on the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Vietnamese culture. Originally exhibited on March 12, 1993, following the publication of the series in The Sun Herald newspaper November 29 – December 4, 1992, the current rehanging of the exhibit marks the 40th anniversary of arrival of the first Vietnamese “boat people.”

Julia Nguyen and Mai Le play on the front porch of their East End home in Biloxi, Miss. TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD/1992