Danh Vo

17.01.1980, 2010

Price on request
Print technique
Photogravure on Somerset 300g
Paper size 26 x 19 cm – Plate size 4 x 6 cm

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.

Edition of 24
Printed by Julie Dam
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions
Signed by:
The print is validated with a certificate of authenticity.
Registration no
ID: DaV 10 003-1

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