A painting and photo exhibition aimed at raising funds for Agent Orange/dioxin victims in the southern province of Tay Ninh will open in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday, November 12.
Khat vong song (Thirst for living) will showcase 20 paintings and photos of AO/dioxin victims in the province's Tan Bien District. The images were produced by 18 members of the HCMC Fine Arts Association during their July 2010 tour of the district.
At a press conference held on Tuesday, Artist Van Y told reporters that the artists and photographers were moved to tears after witnessing the suffering of the residents of the remote village of Tan Phong.
According to data released by the Tay Ninh Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, the majority of province's more than 4,000 AO/dioxin victims live in the village.
The exhibition will remain open to the public at the Youth Culture House at 04 Pham Ngoc Thach Street, District 1, HCMC, until November 20.