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KVET NGUYEN

Reframing possibilities

 

When I was a child, I wanted to write a book about a world where all continents are physically connected and therefore have no borders.

In today’s world, I find a lot of painful past with cracks in the present. Photographs are not only a proof for those cracks, but they also are connected to my second home that my parents abandoned.

The medium of photography is oftentimes a tool of power by humiliating others and keeping privilege for the mighty ones. I look at the past while finding common denominators in the present times - not only in current political strategies but also in my very own growing trauma in the background of my Slovak-Vietnamese identity.

I no longer believe in the boundless state of the whole world but I look for ways out of the repetitiveness of our history.