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Vietnamese man raises awareness of mass fish deaths through pictures

Friday, April 29, 2016, 10:25 GMT+7
Vietnamese man raises awareness of mass fish deaths through pictures
Children on the beach, smiling while carrying signs that read ‘I choose fishes and shrimps’ or ‘Where can I swim?’

A Vietnamese photographer has raised his concern over maritime environment through a series of snapshots, as Vietnam is grappling with mass fish deaths.

Le The Thang, long known for his drone photos and videos, released his latest artwork on Wednesday, amid public worries as dead fish have been washed ashore on the central coasts since early this month.

The photographer asked his friends to make a number of wooden signs with the shape of fishes and shrimps, and write such messages as “I choose fishes and shrimps” and “Where could I swim?” onto them.

Thang then took photos of smiling children standing on the beach while carrying those signs.

“I have seen dead fish on the beach. Fishermen told me about the floating dead fish…,” Thang wrote on his Facebook page, recalling his conversation with locals in Hue and Da Nang, both central Vietnamese cities.

The artworks aim at showing his profound love for the country and the sea, with the photographer hoping that people will pay more attention to the environment.

“Everyone has a childhood. Who would protect the sea for our next generation?” he questioned.

Below is the series taken by Le The Thang:

Bộ ảnh "Em chọn cá tôm" ấn tượng trên mạng






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