Going back in time, since 2010 with the first project "Tougher than time - Journey to the world of the elderly" photographing my Grandmother, until the moment when I felt in love and really practiced documentary photography the past 3 years, the idea of a photo reportage project with the theme "Community" has always been cherished in me.
What does community mean to us?
Do we choose the community we belong to, or does the community choose its members?
Is community the feeling of belonging and security, knowing that you will be supported and protected?
With family reportage photography, I have found some meanings in a small, familiar community. What about a larger society?
Last April, through the connection from an old colleague, I had the opportunity to live and integrate with such a community - a house with the beautiful name "Tinh Truc Gia" (Peaceful Bamboo Family) in the ancient capital Hue, Vietnam. This photo series captured a few insights about life, experience and feelings of the people who are attached to a special committed job at this place.