Exhibition by disabled Vietnamese photographers opens in UK

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Face to Face, a collection of photographs taken by disabled people in Vietnam’s north-central province of Thanh Hoa, is on display in the UK until February 27, according to the exhibition’s organizers.

“If you look at these photographs, you will understand Vietnam,” said Opera Circus, the UK-based experimental opera and music theater company that is hosting the show in Dorset.

The exhibition showcases 90 digital pictures taken by 16 disabled young people from Thanh Hoa.

Over a period of five months in 2008, they took over 8,000 photographs to give people an authentic insight into the lives of people living with disabilities in Vietnam.

Face to Face is part of a one-year project funded by DED German Development Service, the Schmitz Foundation and local agencies, which aims to nurture communication skills, confidence and self-esteem in people with disabilities in Thanh Hoa.

After Dorset, the exhibition will move to Newcastle on March 1.

For further information, email tina@operacircus.co.uk or paulzetter@gmail.com.

Reported by Phuong Anh

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