|A photo of Sơn Trà Peninsula taken from the Sơn Trà Mountain. It now is an attractive tourism spot in Đà Nẵng and central Việt Nam. Photo courtesy of Ông Văn Sinh|
ĐÀ NẴNG — Photographer Ông Văn Sinh will display his collection at an exhibition in the central city’s Fine Arts Museum from March 8-31, featuring the beauty and changes in the city over past decades.
Entitled Đà Nẵng Past and Present, 52 black and white and colour photos will be displayed featuring the city’s old landmarks alongside modern buildings.
The event also celebrates the 50th anniversary of Việt Nam Photography Day (March 15) and the 48th of the city’s Reunification Day (March 29, 1975- March 29, 2023).
|Hàn River banks in Đà Nẵng in the past and now. More high-rise buildings have been built on both sides of the river. Photo courtesy of Ông Văn Sinh|
Sinh, 69, who was born in Hòa Vang District, has photographed Hàn River banks, pristine white beaches, Đà Nẵng Bay, as well as downtown and rural areas.
Sinh said the photo collection would help local people and visitors view the past alongside the rapid urbanisation of the tourism hub in central Việt Nam.
|The slums in Đà Nẵng in the past. Local photographer. Photo courtesy of Ông Văn Sinh|
He said the Hàn River had been decorated by colourful lighting on bridges since early 2000s, featuring attractive views for tourists.
The exhibition opened on March 8 at 78 Lê Duẩn street and is free of charge. — VNS