Visitors learn about HCM City and its people through a photo exhibition on Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street in District 1. The event celebrates the 44th anniversary of Reunification Day (April 30) and Labour Day (May 1). Photo by Ngọc Trinh
HCM CITY— A photo exhibition featuring HCM City and its history and development has opened at Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street in District 1.
The event, called “TP Hồ Chí Minh - 44 Năm Năng Động, Phát Triển và Hội Nhập” (Dynamic HCM City- 44 years of Development and Integration), celebrates the 44th anniversary of Reunification Day (April 30) and Labour Day (May 1).
It features more than 150 black-and-white and colour photos selected from collections of photographers and collectors in the region. Highlighted works represent the city’s history, culture and lifestyle.
Many photos feature Vietnamese soldiers and people in the south during the American wars. Images of the city’s economy, culture and tourism after the war are also included.
“Many photos of southern soldiers and people during the American war left a strong impression on viewers, particularly sons and daughters of the city,” said Nguyễn Thị Thúy, who visited the opening ceremony on Thursday. “I enjoy photos about people of HCM City who work hard every day to develop their land.”
The exhibition was organised by the HCM City Party's Committee’s Publicity and Education Department, in co-operation with its partner, the HCM City Photographers’ Association. It runs through May 1. — VNS