|All the money raised from selling “Doi Sen” (Lotus’s Lives) was given to charity (Photo: An Dung)|
A photographer has recently raised money for a charity that supports cancer patients and a school for disadvantaged children in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City.
Photographer Tran Bich, a member of the Photography Club in District 1, presented VND170 million (US$9,300) to Tuoi Tre newspaper’s program “Thuy’s Wish,” which was launched to support child patients with cancer.
The sum was paid after Ms. Le Hoa and Company 99 Nui bought two pictures, “Long Me “(Mother’s Heart) and “Doi Sen” (Lotus’ Lives), at the opening ceremony of a photographic exhibition on September 19 at 5 Le Duan Street, District 1.
In addition, Mr. Bich gave VND10 million from selling some other pictures to the Thien Phuc House for disadvantaged children in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City.
Forty pictures of lotus, whose noble beauty is well known to Vietnamese people through the saying: “It grows in the mud of ponds yet it doesn’t smell muddy,” were presented at the exhibition.
The photographer said he was totally absorbed by lotus beauty for seven years. He spent seven months trekking around several regions to take the pictures of lotus for the exhibition and a book of the flower.