A photo exhibition in HCM City is part of the city's celebration of the 75th anniversary of the start of the South Resistance War (September 23, 1945). The event includes a series of colour photos capturing the development of HCM City. Highlighted pictures are about the city’s economy, culture and lifestyles. VNA/VNS Photo
HCM CITY— A photo exhibition about the history and development of the South is being held as part of the city’s cultural activities to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the South Resistance War (September 23, 1945).
The event features 200 black-and-white and colour photos highlighting the heroic, resilient and brave spirit of the southern people and soldiers during the nine-year resistance war against the French colonialists with the final battle at Điện Biên Phủ in 1954.
Works displaying the activities of people and soldiers in Sài Gòn (now HCM City) are featured.
The event also includes a series of colour photos capturing HCM City's recent development. The photos portray the solidarity, creativity and affection of the people to build their land. Highlighted pictures are about the city’s economy, culture and lifestyles.
“From the photos, I understand more about the southern people and soldiers, mostly poor farmers, following the August 1945 Revolution, to join the country to end the war against the French with the victory at Điện Biên Phủ Battle in 1954,” said Nguyễn Trung Tín, a first-year student at the HCM City University of Law, who visited the event this week.
The exhibition, organised by the city People’s Committee, is being held at Lam Sơn Park, Chi Lăng Park and Đồng Khởi Street in District 1. It will run through 30 September. VNS