|’The Eye of the Sea’, taken by Nguyễn Mỹ Trà.|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The last time photographer Trần Thị Thu Đông returned home after a trip to the Trường Sa Archipelago (Spratlys), she felt something very different from other assignments, so the vice chairwoman of the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibitions decided to organise a photo exhibition.
With the help of 12 photographers, the exhibition has come to fruition and opened yesterday in Hà Nội.
The 120 photos on show express a love for the Spratlys Islands and respect for the people and soldiers who live and protect the archipelago as well as the national sovereignty.
“I believe that the Spratlys Archipelago is a holy place that people hold a deep love for in their hearts," she said.
“I want to connect and spread the love. Loving the Spratlys doesn’t mean that you have to visit the islands.”
“When you love the Spratlys, you just need help other people understand more about the archipelago and the people and soldiers who protect it day and night,” said Đông.
The photographers participating to the exhibition include Vũ Quốc Khánh, chairman of the Việt Nam Association for Photographic Artists, photographer Lê Nguyễn from Cà Mau, Thạch Công Thịnh from Hà Giang, Lê Quang Dũng from Nghệ An and Nguyễn Mỹ Trà from Radio Voice of Việt Nam.
The exhibition will run until August 7 at the Exhibition House, 93 Đinh Tiên Hoàng Street, Hà Nội. — VNS
|’Coming to Trường Sa’ by Hà Hữu Đức.|