“Midway” exhibition reflects on Vietnamese urbanisation

09:50 | 19/03/2018
Photographer Duy Phuong held an exhibition titled “Midway,” showing images recording people’s confused feelings during Vietnam’s accelerating urbanisation.
midway exhibition reflects on vietnamese urbanisation
"Midway" exhibition in L'Espace, the French Cultural Centre in Hanoi
midway exhibition reflects on vietnamese urbanisation
Duy Phuong

We all need to process this on-going change and reconciliate with it within ourselves.

“Midway” reflects the dizzying development of modern Vietnamese society that is racing along at breakneck speed to catch up with the world.

The exhibition also depicts contradictions between the old and new, between nature and people, as well as the effects of development and modernisation on nature.

“In my opinion, "Midway" is meant to be about development and represents the growth in Vietnam,” Phuong said. “I did not name any photo in this exhibition because I want to convey a general idea of “Midway” to everyone.”

The “Midway” exhibition was selected for The Open Call Showcase—the main activity of the fifth Singapore International Photographic Festival in October 2016. Duy Phuong is the only Vietnamese of the 40 photographers from the other 18 countries attending the festival.

The exhibition is open free of charge until May 10 in L’Espace—the French Cultural Centre in Hanoi.

midway exhibition reflects on vietnamese urbanisation
midway exhibition reflects on vietnamese urbanisation
midway exhibition reflects on vietnamese urbanisation
midway exhibition reflects on vietnamese urbanisation
midway exhibition reflects on vietnamese urbanisation
midway exhibition reflects on vietnamese urbanisation
The exhibition is becoming a trendy place-to-see among Vietnam's young artist community
midway exhibition reflects on vietnamese urbanisation
The audience dicussing the exhibition's theme

By Van Anh

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