A Vietnamese proverb that speaks of remembering where we come from; the source of our origin; gratitude and respect to what has nourished us.
…the Greek word for “return” is nostos,
…algos means suffering,
…the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.
Thuy Vy is a photographer and filmmaker born in Vietnam and based in Melbourne, Australia. Drink Water Remember Spring / Uong Nuoc Nho Nguon was made on two separate return trips to Vietnam across Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Phu Quoc, Da Lat, Hanoi, Hue and Hoi An. The series combines Thuy’s images from these trips with family photos and historical photos found in Saigon antique shops.