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The Chamber Gallery, located in The Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Building, 27 N. Main St. will present, “The People of South Vietnam, 1966-1967 — The Photography of a Young Soldier.” John Hudanish, Carbondale resident writer and photographer, focuses on people living their daily lives with dignity and compassion in the tumultuous, war-torn South Vietnam.

The opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m. and will feature the music and cuisine of the Vietnamese people. Admission is free.

According to gallery director Ruthanne Jones, the exhibition is the first solo artist show offered by The Chamber Gallery.

“The Hudanish Collection is of value not only from the historical perspective but also of importance as a fine and masterful example of the art of documentary photography in capturing time and place, expressing the feeling of the people John photographed in the spontaneous flow of everyday life during that turbulent period. It represents a compelling revelation of the people’s spirit.

The exhibit will run through Tuesday, Nov. 12. The gallery is open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.