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“Twins” is an intimate portrait of Huy and Hung, a pair of albino twin brothers who live in the Ha Tinh province in Central Vietnam. They were born in 2002 to a poor family who live in the Ha Linh Village which suffers harsh, devastating floods every year. Huy and Hung have 3 elder siblings who have since married and started their own families, leaving them to fend for themselves against daily difficulties.
I met Huy and Hung while visiting Ha Linh village on an assignment trip and soon became close friends. After gaining their trust and consent from their family and school, I decided to become part of their lives – eating, sleeping, playing and sharing in their daily lives. It wasn’t long before Huy and Hung became a big part of my life too.
These photographs are a window to the world of Huy and Hung – and what a special, wonderful and different view it is to my own.
Photographs & Text: Cuong Do Manh (Cường Đỗ Mạnh)
Audio: Huy and Hung
Editor’s Note: Vietnamese Photographer Cuong Do Manh was a recipient of the IPA Workshop Grant Program and participated in the recent IPA PHOTO CAMP HANOI.