Through my eyes: Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Children capture their city, through their eyes

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a photo workshop participant take a photo
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06 October 2019

Ho Chi Minh City is a city in southern Viet Nam which is now a fast-moving city of commerce and culture. The city has been a driver of Viet Nam’s impressive growth in recent years and continues to draw in new investment and industry.  

Food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Bến Thành Market, and its urban collage blends seamlessly into this sprawling city.  

a girl smiling in the sandpit of a public park in Ho Chi Minh City
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The children are led by their parents to Tao Dan Park every weekend. The playground for them is in the middle of green trees.


 

A girl on a swing in a park in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
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a boy goes down a slide in park in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
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You can see the children’s innocent and cheerful expressions at the park. 
 

four photos of the city scape in Ho Chi Minh City
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We realized that we are just a small part of this big city, and this “big city” is just a tiny part of our big planet.

Cleaners and garbage collectors are helping Ho Chi Minh City be a cleaner city.

a homeless boy in ho chi minh city
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It’s very sad to see these abandoned children, they don’t deserve it.

 

A boy sleeps rough on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
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children in an orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City
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There aren’t many playgrounds in the city. The boys came here to take a break after stressful classes at school.

 

 

an adolescent boy looks on holding a basket ball in a basket ball court in Ho Chi Minh City
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Instead of using electronic devices, we can participate in healthy sports activities like these.

three photos of children playing in a public ground in Ho Chi Minh City
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The photographers

 

Photo of the Viet Nam photography workshop participants
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