Medical doctor’s photo book launched to fund charity

Update: May, 27/2016 - 09:00
Vietnamese work: The cover photo of the book Hanoi Works, which was published to raise money for charity. — Photo courtesy of Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation in Việt Nam
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — A photo book featuring the evolving world of work in and around Hà Nội was launched on Wednesday by the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation in Việt Nam to raise money for charity.

Entitled Hanoi Works, the book was co-produced by the photographer and medical doctor Ton Van der Velden and the graphic designer William Silva. The Hilton Hanoi Opera and an anonymous donor helped with the printing.

All kinds of workers, including a tattooist, wedding photographer, flower street vendor, conical hat maker, garment workers, healthcare staff, and traffic policewoman - are featured in the book.

The book costs VNĐ550,000. Anyone interested in any photo featured in the book can purchase a print of the photo for VNĐ690,000 - or a mounted photo for VNĐ890,000. All proceeds will be used to support education and vocational training for kids in crisis in Việt Nam.

The Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, an Australian charity working with children in Vietnam, assists over 1,500 of the most vulnerable children throughout the country every year, including street kids, children with disabilities, children from rural families living in extreme poverty, and victims of human trafficking and slavery. VNS