17.01.1980, 2010Price on request
The title of Danh Vo’s 17.01.1980 refers to the date the photo was taken. Vo’s first passport photo shows him wearing a girl’s dress his family had been gifted by a Christian charity. Vo often uses family photographs for his photogravure projects, embedding his own family’s biography in a wider historical context. Following the 1975 fall of Saigon to North-Vietnamese forces, the new communist regime initiated reeducation programs and force relocations, which lead many Vietnamese citizens to leave the country. Vo’s family escaped on a self-built boat, which was intercepted by a Danish shipping freighter. The family was later granted refuge in Denmark.
- Print technique
- Somerset 300g
- Paper size 26 x 19 cm – Plate size 4 x 6 cm
- Edition of 24
- Registration no
- DaV 10 003-1
- Printed by Julie Dam
- Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions
The print is validated with a certificate of authenticity.