The exhibition shows artworks by photographers Truong Dai Duong and Nguyen Viet Hung in addition to video clips and brief movies incorporating messages on plastic waste discount.
Photographer Nguyen Viet Hung dropped at the occasion a group of his photographs and video clips chosen from the three,000 captured throughout his trans-Vietnam journey by bike alongside the shoreline of 28 provinces and cities.
Though Hung will not be the primary photographer to pursue this subject, his photographs has caught particular consideration from the general public due to his life like, genuine, and systematic digital camera angles.
The 1977-born photographer stated that, having a ardour for images and instructing images for a very long time, he understands the worth of the knowledge and emotion that photographs can convey to viewers. One second can change a thousand phrases, thus a photograph can change perceptions and result in actions, he said.
A number of years in the past, Hung was stunned to listen to that Vietnam ranked fourth amongst nations which have the most important quantity of plastic waste on the earth. This reality urged him to embark on a journey alongside the coast of the nation to “hunt” footage of plastic waste, thus elevating public consciousness of the difficulty.
Travelling from the north to the south, he captured hundreds of photographs that includes seashores lined in plastic luggage; individuals consuming, consuming, and dwelling amidst rubbish; animals dwelling at landfills; and kids enjoying in piles of rubbish.
Nguyen Viet Hung launched into a journey alongside the coast of the nation to “hunt” footage of plastic waste.
In line with statistics introduced by the Ministry of Pure Sources and Atmosphere in 2021, Vietnam round 1.8 million tonnes of plastic waste yearly, together with greater than 30 billion plastic luggage. Each family in Vietnam use roughly 1 kilogramme of plastic luggage per 30 days on common, solely 17 % of which is reused and recycled.
Since they had been publicised on social networks, newspapers and media campaigns, Viet Hung’s photographs have acquired nice consideration, sharing and interplay from the general public. Hung chosen greater than 100 photographs from the mission to show at an exhibition entitled ‘SOS – Save Our Seas’ in 2019.
It’s heartening that most of the polluted locations which had been reported on his photographs have witnessed optimistic adjustments of their look because the native authorities and other people have taken immediate actions to scrub up seashores. Native youth teams and social organisations have additionally organised actions to gather rubbish alongside the seashores.
Hung nonetheless retains in thoughts the buzzing sound of flies throughout his journey alongside the shoreline, as a substitute of the murmuring waves. Many roads resulting in stunning seashores or coastal landscapes are surrounded by rubbish.
Viet Hung has participated in lots of picture exhibitions and anti-plastic waste communication programmes, throughout which he shared in regards to the memorable tales and life scenes behind his photographs. He additionally printed a guide named ‘Du Ky Xanh’ (A Inexperienced Journey) about his trash-hunt journey to save lots of the ocean.
He was awarded the ‘Ambassador of Blue Ocean’ title by the Ministry of Pure Sources and Atmosphere.
Phototographer Nguyen Viet Hung and his associates take a bunch picture throughout their journey to scrub up trash on the seashore in Nam Dinh province (Photograph courtesy of Nguyen Viet Hung)
Sharing about his upcoming plans, Hung stated he’ll proceed to make journeys to take footage of the ocean and islands of Vietnam, which boast nice tourism potential, however the rubbish disposal drawback has not but due consideration.
He has additionally hosted clean-up journeys in lots of seashores and labored on his ‘Save our seas’ web site, which updates viewers on plastic air pollution information and data, thus calling for joint effort to maintain the oceans clear.
In line with Hung, everybody can contribute to environmental safety in several methods, from easy issues. As for him, he utilises the artwork of images to convey his love of nature, and ship an alarming actuality of plastic air pollution.
“If we don’t take motion now, our youngsters and grandchildren will definitely undergo the results of plastic waste,” he stated, including that he desires to contribute a voice change individuals’s consciousness and motion to make Vietnam’s sea cleaner and extra stunning.