From a once quiet beach in Vietnam comes a warming body of work by Ximena Etchart. Set on white sands and clear waters of Bai Sao, Etchart explores how a once well-kept secret has now become a popular attraction to the Vietnamese people. With portraits of locals and vietnamese holiday goers, they stand proudly, enjoying the sun and joys that come with a day be the sea. This beach used to be scarce of human interaction, with a tricky path to navigate to reach the beach, word began to spread of this little patch of bliss and is now a top place for people to visit. What is assuring from Etchart is the direction these photographs have taken, rather than echoing an environmental stance and investigating the impact of human presence, the simple pleasures of enjoying the beach with loved ones is embraced. The smiles warm the soul, a welcome distraction from negative stories which have come out from Vietnam. Rather than summoning images to the head of war and conflict when we think of Vietnam and its history with photography, one can hope that positive images of family and friendship can over power the photography machine and its need to show hardship where it can find it. And with the work by Ximena Etchart embracing a sense of positivity and happiness, it is hoped others will follow suit.