Photo exhibition reveals untold stories of COVID-19 fighters

MONDAY, 21/09/2020 10:38:15

A new photo exhibition opened on September 19 in Ha Noi, revealing pictures of the country's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Different angles of the struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic that haven’t been shown before are on display. Photo: VNA

The exhibition includes photos from the book Tinh Than Viet Va Cuoc Chien Chong Dai Dich COVID-19 (Vietnamese Spirit and the Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic), by veteran photographer Nguyen A.

Published by the Vietnam News Agency Publishing House, the book is an overview of Vietnamese people in all walks during the pandemic.

Highlighted photos revolve around the work and sacrifices of doctors and their staff at hospitals in Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh city and Quang Nam province, who worked and made sacrifices to save COVID-19 patients. In the 360-page book, A also reflected other forces like young volunteers, police and soldiers during the outbreak.

Images of Government leaders, such as Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, who is also the head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, are featured.

A is one among few photographers who were allowed to approach the British pilot – Vietnam's 91st COVID-19 patient, who received attention from world media.

Many untold stories and unseen photos relating to him are revealed at the exhibition. However, photographer A wanted to highlight the doctors and nurses who took care of him.

“While local and international press agencies wanted to print news and images of him but were refused, I was so lucky to have a chance to visit him three times,” said A.

Le Xuan Thang, deputy chairman of the Vietnam Photography Artists’ Association, acknowledged that the book is very unique.

"It was created in rare circumstances, mentioning urgent issues but not lacking in artistry. It’s a result of thousands of photos A took throughout the country.”

“These photos can send humanitarian messages and strong views to encourage the community to be in this together and be stronger to beat the virus,” he said.

The exhibition runs for three days at the Exhibition House, 45 Trang Tien Street, Ha Noi.



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