Exhibition on autism opens in Hanoi

A photo exhibition titled “Nhin Picturing Autism Vietnam” by American photographer Debbie Rasiel is taking place in Hanoi starting March 26-till April 9.The event is aimed at raising people's awareness of autism.

The dsiplay is part of photographer Debbie Rasiel’s journey across disparate landscapes, language barriers and cultural divides to document the lives of families with living autism.

In this exhibition, a collective portrait emerges of families and caregivers living with autism, loving their children, and continuing on with their lives.

Debbie Rasiel is a photographer and art historian. She has worked for NGOs in New York and South Africa. Debbie spent several years documenting a paper-making poverty relief program and an AIDS orphanage outside of Johannesburg.

Debbie received her BFA from the University of Florida, her MA from Tufts University, completed coursework toward a PhD at the City University of New York, and has had extensive training in digital media at the International Center of Photography. Her photographs are displayed in many private and public exhibitions, including those of Rutgers University, and the University of Johannesburg.

By Kim Khanh

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