PSNews - The photo exhibition named "Save Our Seas" (S.O.S) was opened on June 4, in Hanoi, on the occasion of the World Environment Day (June 5), aiming to raise people's awareness on minimizing the discharge of plastic waste into our environment.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in collaboration with photographer Nguyen Viet Hung (Lekima Hung) held this event. Pariticipating in the exhibition, visitors will have chance to see over 100 photographs taken around the country show the Vietnamese coast is being overwhelmed by garbage.
Hung shared that he started searching for information about the dangers of plastic trash about five years ago. Knowing that Vietnam is the world's fourth largest marine polluter, Hung decided to use photos to raise awareness of the problem.
Last August, Hung began a 43-day bike trip in Hanoi, traveled nearly 7,000 kilometers across 39 cities and provinces from north to south. He took over 3,000 photographs of pollution caused by plastic trash along the coast.
Many photos in the exhibition show shorelines full of trash and how plastic pervades life on the coast. Besides depicting marine pollution, the photos also illustrate how people take living with garbage for granted. Some photos show people casually throwing garbage into the sea, taking a bath in a river full of trash.
Currently, Hung is working on some other photography projects which explore pollution and plastic trash in Vietnamese islands and fishing villages. He also plans to publish a book on environmental protection.
The photo exhibition will last until June 9, at 29 Hang Bai street.
By Linh Bui