Cuong Do Manh : TWINS

Do Manh Cuong is a Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1940. Do Manh Cuong's work has been offered at auction multiple times.

Vietnam – “Twins” is an intimate portrait of Huy and Hung – a pair of albino twin brothers who live in Ha Tinh province, in central Vietnam. Born in 2002 into a poor family of five children in Ha Linh – Ha Tinh, they have to face many difficulties: natural, familial and social. Almost every year, Ha Linh – Ha Tinh suffer from harsh and devasting floods. Huy and Hung have three elder siblings who have since married and started their own families, leaving them to fend for themselves against daily difficulties. And finally, there is no special medical treatment for albinos.   In 2010, together with a charity organization, I came to Ha Tinh and met Huy and Hung. At that moment I knew that I had to do something about the Twins. After gaining their trust and consent from their family and school, I spent time together with the two, ate with them, slept together with them, amused them and played with them like a close friend. I soon became a part of the Twins’ family and it didn’t take them a long time to became a big part of my life too. These photographs are a window to the world of Huy and Hung – what a special, wonderful and different view it is to my own.     Photographed and written by – Cuong Do Manh

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