Past, present merge in photo exhibition

Published: 25/03/2011 05:00



by Eva Lindskog featuring Hai Phong people talking about the victory over
American invaders in 1975

A photography exhibition entitled Con & Mat (What is lost and what remains) is featuring 20 black-and-white images taken by Swedish sociologist Eva Lindskog between 1975 and 1989, reflecting the lives of Vietnamese people during the war and its aftermath.

Alongside, 20 colour images by photographer Le Thiet Cuong reflect the period of rapid development from 1997-2010.

“I put together this exhibition as a way to say goodbye to Eva, who will return to Sweden in April,” Cuong said.

Lindskog, a sociologist, has been living in Viet Nam for about 20 years. Following her Viet Nam 80-00 exhibition in 2007, this is her second time collaborating with Cuong.

Lindskog said that she hopes that her photos would remind the younger generation in Viet Nam how their parents lived.

Her photo entitled Announcements in Hai Phong on the Process of the Successess in the World of the South, taken in March 1975, captures the emotional reactions of residents when they heard news about the victory. Most of the viewers were old people who want to remember scenes like old Trang Tien Street when Ha Noi had trams, said Cuong.

The exhibition is being held at Gallery 39, 39A Ly Quoc Su Street, and continues until next Monday.

Source: VNS

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