Seoul exhibition to examine Vietnam War scars

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Seoul exhibition to examine Vietnam War scars

Japanese photographer Murayama Yasufumi, who is well-known for adopting the cause of Vietnamese dioxin victims, will hold an exhibition about the consequences of the wars in Vietnam in South Korea in November.

One of the photo in Murayama Yasufumi's “Scars of the Vietnam War” Photo: Murayama

“Scars of the Vietnam War” will feature more than 60 photos taken by Yasufumi during his decade-long travel across Vietnam.

“The exhibition aims to send Korean people a message that while the war is in the past, its consequences still remain,” he told Tuoi Tre.

"Through the pictures of the wounds and the grief that Vietnamese people still suffer, I want to raise people’s awareness of peace.

Yasufumi was born in 1968 in Hyogo. He first came to Vietnam in 1998 and has since visited the country almost 30 times, traveling its breadth and photographing the consequences of the wars.

In 2009 he held an exhibition on Agent Orange victims at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.

In 2004 he obtained signatures from around 600 people on a petition to support dioxin victims.

“Scars of the Vietnam War” will be held at the ArtSpace Seogyo in the Korean capital Seoul from November 12 to 19.

Admission will be free.

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