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    Women of Kaohsiung -- Photography Exhibition

    Food, Clothing, Education and Entertainment were chosen as themes for this year’s “Women of Kaohsiung”, Three-Eight Women’s Day celebration. We invited 6 to 10 incredible women to represent each theme, and came to a total of forty-eight amazing stories. Our team of photographers and reporters recorded each character’s line of duties and responsibilities. Each story was heartfelt and inspirational. The images also transcend the changes that Kaohsiung City had gone through over the years.
    One of the forty-eight photos taken for the exhibition showed one couple married for nearly thirty years, working at a local market as a pork vendor. When their kid was young, the husband experienced a myocardial infarction and had to be rushed to an intensive care unit at the hospital. The responsibility of taking care of the family and providing the income needed to survive were suddenly all on her shoulder. She decided to return to her mother, who is a Bandoh Master Chef (for traditional Taiwanese outdoor banquet typically held at special events such as weddings and festivals), and learn cooking from her. She started selling dumplings and various dishes for traditional banquets next to a pork vendor. Just when business started to pick up, the husband was rushed to the ICU again. As a blessed soul, he was returned from the gates of death. Since the incident, they would both cherish every minute that they get to work and live together even more.
    This photo of them both taken together is their first since they were married. Seeing them supporting and caring for each other, shows us see the warmth and “never giving up” spirit of Kaohsiung citizens.
    The Photo Exhibition started from February 23rdand will go through to March 30th. The exhibition is currently being displayed at the front entrance of Ta Lees Department store, 3080s Apartment and Shin Huey Shin Hospital. From March 10th, the exhibition will be relocated to Kaohsiung City Hall, Chi-San Social Activity Center and the Women, Children & Youth Center. Photos will also be exhibited online from March 15th.
    The 2014 Kaohsiung Women’s Day celebration is proudly brought to you by The Social Affairs Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government and The Lions Clubs International 300E1 Area. The event is organized by Dandelion Organization of Storytelling as Literacy Advocacy (DOSLA) with the support of Shin Huey Shin Medical Group, Nan Shan Life Insurance Company. Ltd., Curves Cultural Center Branch, Ta Lees Department Store and 3080s Apartment.
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