FOND CLUB #6: Lê Nguyên Phuong presents Sunshine
FOND CLUB is a monthly photo zine, free kitchen, and meetup bringing people together to share food and celebrate emerging international photographers with unique perspectives on people and place.
Free zines, food, and refreshments. All welcome.
FOND CLUB is curated by Mark Martin.
About Lê Nguyên Phuong
Phuong Nguyen Le (b. 2002) is a Vietnamese photographer studying in Naarm (Melbourne). He focuses on what it is like to be young in this strange world. Constantly dealing with themes of ancestry, ethnicity and sexuality, Phuong uses photography to cater to his inner curiosity and reflect on his sense of self.
Lê Nguyên Phuong uses photography to document and reflect on the post-1970s Vietnamese diaspora in Sunshine, Australia—a district with a vibrant Vietnamese community and the best bang-for-buck Bahn Mi in Melbourne. With a dual outsider perspective (he is neither an Australian nor a post-war Vietnamese immigrant,) Phuong examines the interplay between Australia’s colonial history and the aftermath of the American War.