Past Vientiane Event: VOL 6

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May 25, 2017
@ O'Grady's Irish Pub and Restaurant

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Tyson Pizza

@ VOL 6 ON MAY 25, 2017

Tyson Lee tells us his family story, originating in Laos, leading to a Thai refugee camp and eventually to an upbringing in Canada. Tyson shows us the life he and his father have had and how it has culminated in bringing them back home to Laos to start Tyson Pizza in Vientiane.

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Print and Trace (impression et souvenir)

@ VOL 6 ON MAY 25, 2017

Virginie Faivre DArcier showed us how she prints dreams. She told us the story of how she takes the intangible and makes it tangible. Her print and exhibition art has been inspired by living in South East Asia for more than 15 years. She shared with us images and objects of significance and beauty in what felt like a behind-the-scenes look at the landscapes and moments that have inspired her printmaking designs.

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In search of Wildcats in NEPL

@ VOL 6 ON MAY 25, 2017

Akchousanh Rasphone gives us the rare gift of being able to see deep into the Lao jungle. Akchou’s research took her in search of wild cats in the Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area. She set “camera traps”, activated by movement, to record the species in the area. Laos is not a huge country, and everyone in the audience was astounded at the incredible animals that roam not too far from us in the North - from large and small wildcats, to bears and birds and even the sad incidence of poachers - Akchou’s presentation is an educational wonder.

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Riding the Buffalo

@ VOL 6 ON MAY 25, 2017

David Smith used his incredible images gathered over 15 years of living in Laos, as well as his great sense of humour, to showcase some special moments in time. For each image David has a story, there are no anonymous characters here. David shows us an intimate vision of Laos life through the lens of an expat and admirer.

Ackchousanh Rasphone
Conservation Biologist, University of Oxford in Vientiane
Michael Boddington
Retired in Ban Xokkham, Vientiane
Ben Swanepoel
in Vientiane
David Smith
in Vientiane
Tyson Lee
in Vientiane