Ho Chi Minh: Art talk – “Art Babble”

The art talk every Tuesday at Vin Gallery is a place for all art and photography enthusiasts! With all well-known speakers in Saigon and many exciting talkers, the talking show promises to be very lively and engaging. Let's go and enjoy! Not everyone is an artist - but most people appreciate the wonderful arts of this beautiful country. As part of a more inclusive approach to the culture and the arts in Asia, Vin Gallery starts a new programme of talks about art and photography in … [Read more...]

Exhibition shows the beauty of dreams

(VOV) -“Chase 2013”, an exhibition of 69 images taken by 50 amateur photographers capturing moments of everyday life, is being held in Hanoi from July 19–21. Taking its title’s inspiration from a short story by writer Nguyen Ngoc Thuan, the exhibition attempts to communicate the inherent meaningfulness of aspirations and dreams, no matter how lofty they may be. Dreams are often the only force capable of inspiring hope and impelling the otherwise disillusioned over life’s barriers and … [Read more...]

French amateur photographer introduces Ha Noi’s alleys

Daniel Frydman debuted his new photography exhibition, Alleyways in Ha Noi, at the central city's La Tour Eiffel Studio yesterday. DA NANG ( VNS )- Daniel Frydman debuted his new photography exhibition, Alleyways in Ha Noi, at the central city's La Tour Eiffel Studio yesterday. Daniel, 68, who has lived in Ha Noi for seven years, introduced 25 photos of alleys taken in the Old Quarter. "The crowded, dark, narrow alleys in the Old Quarter have fascinated me throughout my years living in Ha … [Read more...]

HCMC – Photography Exhibition “Involvements for Peace”

Opening: Fri 07 Dec, 10:00 am Exhibition: 07 – 25 Dec 2012 War Remnants Museum 28 Vo Van Tan, Ward 6, District 3, HCMC The photography exhibition titled “Involvements for Peace” is a collection of photographs to tell the stories of many people who are suffering from the war remnants and landmine action of MAG and the positive impacts of these actions towards the economic and social development. The exhibition showcases 62 photographs taken by Sean Sutton, Aidan Dockery (UK) and Na Son … [Read more...]

Photography Exhibition “Heimat – Quê Hương”

Exhibition "Heimat - Quê Hương" Opening: Tue 04 Dec 2012, 6.30 pm Exhibition: 05 – 28 Dec 2012, 9 am – 6 pm Vietnamese-German Centre Hanoi University of Science and Technology Tran Dai Nghia Street A large Vietnamese ex-pat community now lives in Germany, and presently constitutes the largest non-European immigrant group in Berlin. Yet what happens when – despite the better educational prospects, higher quality goods, and measure of social security that Germany may offer – a yearning … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s picturesque landscapes

 VietNamNet Bridge - The scenery and the people of Vietnam are very beautiful as watercolor paintings through the lens of photographer Don Hong Oai. Photographer Don Hong Oai was born in 1929 in Guangdong, China, but he moved to Vietnam at the age of 7 and has spent most of his time living here. He lived in Saigon when he was young and studied at a studio. He has traveled around Vietnam to take pictures of the scenery and people. He lived and experienced the two wars of resistance against … [Read more...]

Vietnamese artist wins FIAP gold prize

A photo capturing local people’s passage over a yellow sandy hill by Vietnamese artist, Nguyen Quoc Huy, has won a gold prize of the “open” section at the 9 th edition of “Bucovina Mileniul III” International Salon of Photographic Art in Romania. The contest was jointly organised by the Bucovina Museum and the Bucovina Culture Centre in Suceave city, Romania under the sponsorship of the Fed eration International Art Photography (FIAP) and the Romanian Photographic Artists … [Read more...]

An-My Le’s photographic works

An-My Lê, who is currently living and working in New York, was born in Saigon (former name of Ho Chi Minh City) in 1960. >> Vietnam-born photographer honored as US ‘genius’ In 1975, An-My Le and her family settled in the US. She received BAS and MS degrees in biology from Stanford University (1981, 1985) and an MFA from Yale University (1993). Her photographs and films examine the impact, consequences, and representation of war. Whether in color or black-and-white, her … [Read more...]

Vietnam-born photographer honored as US ‘genius’

Amercian-Vietnamese photographer An-My Le has just won the $0.5mln 2012 MacArthur Fellowship 2012, also known as “Genius Grants”, one of most valuable awards honoring varied creative works in the US. View more pictures Amercian-Vietnamese photographer An-My Le. Photo: Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.This year’s award is given to 23 people from various fields including science, literature, music, fine arts, education, and film. An-My Le, 52, received this … [Read more...]

Festival honours northeastern ethnic groups

The 8th Northeastern Region Ethnic Minority Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival will be held in Tuyen Quang province on September 27-30. The event aims to introduce domestic and foreign visitors to the distinctive cultures of the northeastern region which are being preserved during the process of integration and development. It will be participated by art troupes from nine provinces, namely Phu Tho, Ha Giang, Thai Nguyen, Bac Kan, Quang Ninh, Lang Son, Vinh Phuc, Bac Giang, and the … [Read more...]