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Photo exhibition reviews VN’s fight against pandemic

Update: June, 27/2020 - 16:35

 

A visitor looks at Nguyễn Á's photo collection depicting the work of doctors at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases. — VNS Photo Minh Thu

HÀ NỘI — Photos capturing the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic are on display at an exhibition in downtown Hà Nội.

The exhibition is organised by the Việt Nam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA) and the city People’s Committee.

VAPA Chairman Vũ Quốc Khánh said at the opening ceremony on Friday that this was the biggest photo exhibition on the subject.

The association called photographers and journalists nationwide to submit their works and they received nearly 3,000 entries from 406 photographers nationwide.

A council of judges selected 104 single photos and 38 photo collections to showcase at the exhibition, which was divided into subjects including Government guidelines, Việt Nam in the fight against the pandemic, education during the lockdown, medical industry – pioneers in the struggle and people team up in the fight.

Photographer Nguyễn Á from HCM City has three single photos and one photo collection displayed at the exhibition, depicting the hardship of doctors at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, people receiving free rice in HCM City, primary students at Mường Khương District, the northern province of Lào Cai and poor kidney dialysis patients in Hà Nội.

“I had many different experiences to take these photos, you can imagine, I was even isolated from my family because I was afraid of getting the disease,” said Á.

“However, I just thought of the responsibility to do something to raise people’s awareness of the pandemic and above all, I wanted to honour Vietnamese doctors who were very brave in the fight.”

The exhibition will run until June 29 at Lý Thái Tổ Flower Garden by Hoàn Kiếm Lake. — VNS

 

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