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Photos by Agent Orange children on show in Paris
  • | VOV | December 07, 2010 02:31 PM

A photo exhibition entitled “Life and our dreams” about Vietnamese Children affected by Agent Orange opened at the Vietnam House in Paris on December 6.

The exhibition has been organised by the Hopeful Flower Humanitarian Organisation with support from Kodak Film and initiated by Australian photographer, Katherine Murray, who teaches disadvantaged children in Ninh Binh and Nha Trang to take photographs.

It exhibits photographs taken by these disadvantaged children who have mental health issues and harelips caused by the dioxin. They find it difficult to learn and speak but their works feature their feeling and idealised views of the world.

Ms Murray said she has visited Vietnam twice and she wanted to do something to help the country. She visited the Ninh Binh Mushroom Plantation Centre, which cares for 12 Agent Orange victims and helped them use a digital camera.

She added that she will open more similar courses for disadvantaged children in other provinces.

Another exhibition to showcase the disadvantaged children’s photographs will take place at the Vietnam Cultural Centre in France in the near future.

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