Duy Phuong

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B orn in 1984 in Long An, Vietnamese photographer Duy Phuong grew up surrounded by photography.

Using photo-documentary, his aim was initially to draw the attention of the Vietnamese people to the changes taking place within themselves and their surroundings. He chose to engage with documentaries despite the fact that in Vietnam, photo-documentary is neither respected nor developed because it is, in Vietnamese minds, tied exclusively to the war and to history.

Starting in 2012, his work has increasingly gained recognition both at home and abroad, with numerous personal and collective exhibitions at the French Cultural Center in Hanoi and Hue, at Casa Italia in Hanoi, at Sao La Art Space in Ho Chi Minh City, at Richard D Baron Gallery in Ohio and at Saatchi Gallery in London as well as the Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia, the Photo Kathmandu in Nepal, the Singapore International Photography Festival, the Sequences Photography Festival in Romania, the WITP Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition in England, the Poznan Art Week in Poland, the Start Art Fair in England and the Photo Is:rael Festival.

VIETNAM EYE ARTIST. START 2017 EXHIBITOR.

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