Wednesday, December 3, 2008

+...Mui & PhA...+

These stunning images by Justin Maxon, who won Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year from International Photography Awards 2008

The story
Mui, a Buddhist, has been living homeless for the last five years on the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam, with her five-year-old son, Pha.
Mui and Pha must fend for themselves, because the boy's father died of a heroin overdose around the time he was born, and then Mui's second husband was recently put in an institution for the insane.
They sleep on straw mats on the ground and scavenge through garbage for their food. Even though they face many daily challenges, and have little means of survival, they have an overwhelming sense of hope because they find happiness in their simple affection for each other.

Image courtesy of Photography Awards

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