Nha Trang - Vietnam - South East Asia- June 27th,2012- The power of the mind is infinite but not so deceitful as to drive the human being to suffer from the disturbances of its cognitive complexities on its own. Mental illnesses don’t just happen at the touch of a magical baton; they stem from a diverse fountain of anomalies and traumas spreading its viral and manic tentacles through different mental faculty mediums and in different forms of physical existence.
For the sufferer this represents a prison of self-hell, for reasoning is not capable to capture the very essence and the root cause of such torment. For our Universe, it further vindicates that health disparities through the lack of human rights, moral code, social and cultural injustices still prevail in the 21st century, where overall evolution for some still remains merely a word spelled with 9 letters and for others, the playground for continued obscure methods and treatments of torture towards victims of this dark yet un-chosen path of extreme abnormality.
There comes a time where honor and integrity for a just world need a mass calling, through the silent voices of all those that are not only living in the cell of their own self-inferno but also, are being prisoners of blacken and degrading action from other mortals defined as a disgrace to Humankind.
It takes courage, valor and unwavering will to document horrific affairs of Humanity; even if it means the potential loss of one’s life for the sake of protecting voiceless human suffering. In Nha Trang psychiatric hospital, a lager in most cases, mental illness patients, still leaving with chains in a total state of slavery and deprivation of freedom.
The picture shows Leu Than Bi, 57 years old, former vietnamese soldier, driving his motorcycle, going to visit his son that is a mental illness patient in the Nha Trang psychiatric Hospital. Since eleven years, every trursday, early in the morning, Leu Than Bi, goes in the psychiatric ward, to give some food and cigarette to his soon, who's considered a mental illness patient by vietnamese authorities.
- Camera make NIKON CORPORATION
- Camera model NIKON D2Xs
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- Exposure 10/1000
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