A photo at the exhibition held by Hải Phòng Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to celebrate the the 65th year of Hải Phòng’s construction and development and President Hồ Chí Minh’s 130th birthday. — File Photo
HÀ NỘI — An exhibition of photos and paintings opened on Thursday at the Centre for Information, Exhibition and Cinema in Hải Phòng City.
The exhibition is held to celebrate the 65th year of Hải Phòng’s construction and development and President Hồ Chí Minh’s 130th birthday.
Some 200 photos are on display showing the great achievements of Hải Phòng from 1955 to the present.
The photos were taken during the two national resistance campaigns against the French and Americans, recording historic moments.
The photos include the launching of the City Provisional Revolutionary People’s Committee on August 23, 1945; the last French soldier withdrawing from Hải Phòng on May 13, 1955, and city dwellers welcoming Vietnamese soldiers entering the city on May 13, 1955.
At the exhibition, young visitors will have the chance to see how the older generation worked to recover, build and develop Hải Phòng City.
The exhibition displays precious images of President Hồ Chí Minh’s homeland, his family and his childhood.
The photos include Nhà Rồng Wharf where Hồ Chí Minh (then Nguyễn Tất Thành) departed on a ship to go overseas to seek a way to liberate the Vietnamese people; President Hồ Chí Minh reading the Declaration of Independence giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Việt Nam at Ba Đình Square on September 2, 1945 and President Hồ Chí Minh sending wishes to Hải Phòng during the Lunar New Year.
The photos and documents are provided by Vietnam News Agency, Hải Phòng Museum and Hải Phòng Military Command.
Fourteen artists, including Lê Văn Lương, Bùi Anh Đào and Nguyễn Phương Bắc are also showing their new paintings at the exhibition to celebrate the big events in the city.
The artworks are not only rich in content, ideas and expressive styles but also diverse in materials such as lacquer, acrylic, oil on-canvas, watercolours and gouache.
The paintings vividly show the beauty of people, nature and the simple daily life of Vietnamese villages.
The exhibition also displays ceramic products made by artisan Phạm Văn Tuyên including a beautiful statue of President Hồ Chí Minh.
Visitors see ceramic products by artisan Phạm Văn Tuyên. — Photo haiphong.gov.vn
The exhibition runs until May 20 at No. 1 Nguyễn Đức Cảnh Road, Lê Chân District, Hải Phòng City. — VNS