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Country Home – Lê Đỗ Hạ My at Art Space
An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until 10.12.2018
Ha My is from Saigon and is a rising star amongst the young photographers of Vietnam. Her work is about stories and the human soul. She has been published in Vitenam fine art photography magazine ‘Trang Den’, national newspapers and BBC TV Vietnam amongst others.
All grandparents are special people. My own grandparent. who are the characters in this story, are very dear to me.
They would say that they are just “ordinary” people but compared to the lives of my generation, theirs have been “extra-ordinary”!
At 87 years of age, my grandfather is physically strong, mentally alert and inquisitive and enjoys the challenge of modern day technology.
n order to stay connected with his large family, grandpa has taught himself to use Facebook, internet, emails and has even created Photoshop clips to send to the whole family!
Grandma is 82 and while not quite as robust, her mind is strong and her love and sensitivity for her family and her community unwavering.
Over the years she has found comfort in expressing herself by writing beautiful poetry about nature and family life; an antidote to the effects of war and sadness and she is learning to use Facebook and email from a very good teacher!
Their 60 year bond has seen them through many hardships, starting from when they first met in the army, to fighting in wars against the French and the Americans. Their 10 children, (my aunties and uncles), were born while my grandparents criss-crossed between Vietnam and Cambodia at one stage having to leave their children in the care of others. After some years, together they completed their last trek through the jungle into Cambodia to track down and be reunited with all their children, except for one little girl who died in infancy.
Wars have passed but deep memories live on. Now, their greatest joy is “time with their children”. Although the family has moved away, my grandparents, through their newly discovered “hobby”, manage to stay in touch with us all…aunties, uncles, and grandchildren alike.
They are so precious