Hap Tien Long

AGE 17

Hap Tien Long

Hap Tien Long

My parents got divorced when I was two years old. My father deserted me after that and I lived with my mother, by the time I was thirteen I had had three stepfathers. I couldn’t stand living with them because they treated me badly. Therefore I left for Sai Gon. I lived the life of a street child; I earned my living as a shoeshine boy as well as through collecting trash and selling lottery tickets. After two years I joined the “Green Bamboo Home” and started to learn photography. I like it very much and want to express all my thoughts and hopes for street children in my photographs.”