Japan Supports Photography Program for Vietnamese Students
The “Experiencing Photography, Drawing and Exhibition in Viet Nam 2007” workshops will be held in Phu Yen Province’s Tuy Hoa City from August 13-18.
Participants between 15 and 20 years of age will use cameras, all brought from Japan, to take photographs of anything that catches their eye.
The purpose of the workshop is not to teach students how to take nice photographs, but to help them find their own character, talent and dignity through photography, and to share the pleasure of expressing their qualities through their work. The workshop also means to help the Japanese understand the land and people of Viet Nam.
The works will be on display at the Children’s Cultural Palace from August 25-26 and in Tokyo and Osaka at the beginning of 2008.
The project was organized and produced by Joji Hashiguchi and the non-government organization APOCC (Artistic Peace Operation for Connecting Citizens), subsidized by the Japan Foundation, supported by the Embassy of Japan in Hanoi, JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency), Canon Marketing Japan, Fuji Film, and Pentel Co., Ltd. (Sai Gon Giai phong)