Vietnam’s economic future is uncertain, and artist Ho Quang explored the country’s devastating homelessness, unemployment, and cases of child exploitation in his photo series, Untold Stories — which we spotted on Behance. He wanted to portray “children who are, in reality, living under difficult circumstances,” set in scenes that represent their future dreams and aspirations. The heavily processed works have a dark, gritty tone that mirrors the subject, but seeing each child surrounded by the things they love (books, art, theater, etc.) gives hope. Quang aims to encourage the children and raise funds through sales to provide support. Visit the artist’s website for more information, and take a closer look in our gallery of emotional portraits.
Image credit: Ho Quang