|VIETNAM'S ISLANDS: Trường Sa (Spratly) Archipelago and the life of the soldiers and people there are captured in a photo exhibition called Trường Sa - Nhà Giàn Qua Ống Kính Nhiếp Ảnh (Trường Sa (Spratly) Archipelago-DK1 platform in the East Sea through the Lens) by veteran artist Đoàn Hoài Trung in HCM City. — Photo Đoàn Hoài Trung
HCM CITY — The Trường Sa (Spratly) Archipelago and the life of the soldiers there are captured in a photo exhibition by veteran artist Đoàn Hoài Trung in HCM City.
The event is called Trường Sa - Nhà Giàn Qua Ống Kính Nhiếp Ảnh (Trường Sa Archipelago - DK1 platform in the East Sea through the Lens).
It features 90 photos taken during Trung’s five trips to the archipelago. His latest trip was taken from May 11 to 19.
|ISLAND BEAUTY: Cover of the photo book entitled Trường Sa - Nhà Giàn Qua Ống Kính Nhiếp Ảnh, with 200 works capturing the beauty of Trường Sa Island District in south-central Khánh Hòa Province. — Photo Đoàn Hoài Trung
The photos portray the beauty of Trường Sa and the daily activities of the soldiers who are protecting the country’s sovereignty over the sea and islands.
Each work is lively and brings viewers a feeling that Trường Sa is so close to them that they can just open a window, and see, touch and feel.
“I hope my exhibition on Trường Sa will help to spread love for Trường Sa and bring the islands closer to the people on the mainland,” said Trung, chairman of HCM City Photography Association.
“I hope viewers, particularly youngsters, will improve their patriotism, national unity and a sense of responsibility after watching,” he said.
Trung said he was extremely lucky to join the delegation to Trường Sa Island District in south-central Khánh Hòa Province last month. “I gained new experiences from my trip. I felt proud when I see people and soldiers salute the national flag in Trường Sa,” he said.
Trung, who is also a reporter, has also released a photo book featuring 200 photos capturing the beauty of the island district, DK1 platform, and soldiers in daily life.
His book is printed and distributed by the Thanh Niên Publishing House.
The exhibition opens at 122 Sương Nguyệt Ánh Street, District 1. It will close on July 18. — VNS