20 fascinating images of Vietnam

The Girl & the Elephant – This image of a little M’nong girl was taken in Dak Lak Province, in the Central Highlands. It’s from the same series as the photo chosen for the cover of Conde’ Nast Traveler.

Photography Life Magazine recently posted 20 fascinating images of Vietnam taken by four photographers on its website in a piece entitled Visions of Vietnam – 4 Photographers, 4 Styles. Circle of Dreams – A young woman naps in a round boat woven from bamboo on Vietnam’s central coast, near Phu Yen. The locals say the round shape allows for easy manoeuvrability when fishing in shallow coastal waters. A Room with a View – The endless rice terraces of Hoang Su Phi are … [Read more...]

Artist gives a nod to the conical hat

Life and fate : Two artworks by artist Nguyen Lieu on display at his first solo exhibition in HCM City.

For Nha Trang-based artist Nguyen Lieu, the conical hat of Viet Nam has more than iconic value. Life and fate : Two artworks by artist Nguyen Lieu on display at his first solo exhibition in HCM City. He sees them as a metaphor for the industrious lifestyle and destiny of the farmers. "To me, the hat represents a person's life and fate," Lieu said. Non (hat) is the theme of Lieu's first solo exhibition, which opens at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum today. The exhibition displays … [Read more...]