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Viet Hoang Duong

Duyen, Viet Hoang Duong

Duyen, Viet Hoang DuongDuyên
Viet Hoang Duong
Griffith College and PhotoIreland


32 pages
150 x 210 mm
ISBN Not Available


In Vietnamese, the word ‘Duyên’ is casually used in daily conversation that its own meaning is often overlooked. The best translation to describe this word is ‘tied by fate’ which sounds dramatic in English, yet so subtle and gentle in Vietnamese. Drawing on Duong’s Vietnamese heritage and as an individual living in Europe, this body of work engages with the theme of cultural identity. It explores memory and nostalgia and reflects on how a culture and country of origin have a pervasive and continued influence on personality and aesthetic. This is a journey on perspective. Now as an outsider, Duong can reconnect with his own culture with a renewed sense of celebration.
(source: blurb)

About the Artist
Viet Hoang Duong is a photographer based in Ireland.

About the Publishers
Founded in 2009, PhotoIreland was conceived as an organisation that stimulates a dialogue around photography in Ireland by developing a varied array of initiatives and events with a strong participative approach.

Griffith College is a private university based in Dublin.

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