Vitality of disabled shines in Hanoi photo exhibit

A new photo exhibition highlighting the strength and courage of disabled individuals is set to run in Hanoi from December 2-8.

Musician Pham Dang Khuong (R) gives flowers to photographer Nguyen A.

Titled “They’ve lived like that,” the exhibit is the creation of renowned local photographer Nguyen A.

The display features 90 photos of disabled people who have made great efforts to overcome obstacles in their life and inspire others.

A spent more than two years traveling from the south to the north, documenting the individuals.

Among his subjects is the late high school student Le Thanh Thuy, founder of “Thuy’s dream,” a volunteer group specializing in the care of young cancer patients. In 2006, Thuy was awarded the HCMC Outstanding Young Citizens award but passed away due to bone cancer in 2007.

Other subjects include blind runner Ho Pham Uyen Phuong, disabled swimmer Nguyen Van Chung, and paralyzed IT specialist Nguyen Cong Hung.

The photographer recently spoke at several local schools and universities about his work and the people in his photos, illustrating his subjects’ vitality while raising awareness about social issues.

A was once best known for being a wedding and portrait photographer, but has now won many local and international awards after crossing over into fine art photography.

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By An Dung – Translated by Kim Khanh

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