Sunday, February 22, 2009

Dragon of the River Banks

A big event last night - the launch of a photography book, Dragon of the River Banks, produced by Blue Dragon Children's Foundation.

Our kids have studying photography over recent months with an English photographer named Darren Zlatareff. The end result is a collection of photos of the Long Bien bridge, a major landmark in Hanoi and also the place where many street kids live and work.

The whole project was sponsored by ArtAction (previously ArtVenture) in Singapore and last night's launch was at Hanoi's Bookworm.

Below are some pics of the launch, but click here to see some samples of the photos taken by the children. They really are impressive...

The Bookworm was packed...

... so the crowd took over the street!

Some of the photographers receiving a copy of the book.

The photographer, Darren, is holding up a book beside one of the kids whose work
is included in the book.

The launch gave the kids a great chance to shine. They were so proud to see people buying the book, and ordering prints of their photography - and people weren't just being charitable. Their photography was exceptional!

Good on ya, Blue Dragon kids...


1 comment:

Anonymous said...


you really touch my hart deeply. If I can ever afford living in Vietnam I will surely meet you guys and be apart of the Blue Dragon's project.

will keep in touch and keep posting.