Friday, October 28 2016


New photos depict changing city life

Update: May, 28/2016 - 09:00
Vitality: Colours of Youth by Hồ Lê Hoàng Vũ.
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — New vitality and changes in three big cities of Việt Nam are showcased at a photo exhibition which opened yesterday in Hà Nội.

Photographers from the three sister cities of Hà Nội, Huế, and HCM City displayed 100 coloured and monochrome photos depicting daily life, changes in society, new urban development, and portraits of local people.

The exhibition is a result of the art photo festival in the three cities, during which local photographic artists’ associations selected the best new photos to display.

“The festival introduces visitors to a glimpse at the changing life in these cities, through the lens of photographic artists,” said Đặng Đình An, chairman of the Hà Nội Photographic Artists Association.

“It’s also a chance for us to exchange and learn from each other. At the same time, visitors can admire the beauty of life in three cities, each one different from the others.”

An remarked that the entries expressed the discoveries of photographers. They found new things, new perspectives, and changes arising in society.

Besides new construction which changes a city’s face - like Nhật Tân Bridge (Hà Nội) - the photographers also found new emotions in old places, like the Royal Citadel in Huế.

Photographing people never grows old for photographers. They captured daily life in three cities, cultural and art activities of the young and old, and the production processes of all walks of life.

The first festival was organised in 1978 in HCM City, then moved to Hà Nội and Huế. In the 2000s, the festival was discontinued, for some reason. Photographic artists associations from the three cities have tried to revive the annual festival since 2011.

The show will run until June 5 at the Exhibition House, 29 Hàng Bài Street, Hà Nội. — VNS


On the river: Quăng Chài (Casting a net) by Dương Thành Chung.
City life: Nhật Tân Bridge by Phạm Trường Thi.
Youth: Childhood by Nguyễn Đức Trí.

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