return icon Vietnamnet.vn

Exhibition gathers 12 Southeast Asian photographers

A contemporary photography exhibition by 12 emerging Southeast Asian photographers will be held at Matca Space for Photography in Hanoi from October 11 to November 4.

 

 

{keywords}
A photo by Linh Pham, one of the artists joining the “we will have been young” exhibition - Photo: Courtesy of organizer

 

These works were created over the span of 12 months through a photography masterclass facilitated by two German photographers Jörg Brüggemann and Tobias Kruse at the OBSCURA Festival of Photography between 2016 and 2017.

After touring through Jakarta, Singapore, Manila, Kuala Lumpur and Frankfurt, the “we will have been young” exhibition will arrive in Hanoi, together with a photo book of the same title published by dienacht Publishing.

In the exhibition, the fragility of youth and the ambiguity of the future are reflected through a unique visual language of young photographers from the Southeast Asian region.

According to Rolf Stehle, director of the Goethe-Institut Malaysia, the visual stories deal with diverse issues such as online dating and the transformation of relationships, illnesses and their psychological effects, social housing and urbanization, homosexuality, and gender identity in school children.

“The series of photographs address social phenomena, and through their subjects and aesthetics we are invited to engage with them, to confront them. The photographs are based on reality, but at the same time they look beyond it, transcend it and create notions of other realities, opposing concepts and new worlds,” Rolf Stehle said.

Some of the photographers joining the exhibition are Alvin Lau of Malaysia, Amrita Chandradas of Singapore, Muhammad Fadli of Indonesia, Kanel Khiev of Cambodia, Watsamon Tri-yasakda of Thailand and Linh Pham of Vietnam. SGT

MORE NEWS

Vietnam likely to consider nuclear power development

The Economic Committee of the National Assembly (NA) has recently proposed developing nuclear power over the next decades to ensure national energy security and meet the ‘net zero’ goal Vietnam set at the 26th UN Conference on Climate Change (COP26).

Short animated Vietnamese film competes at Cannes Film Festival

“Giac Mo Goi Cuon”, known as “Spring Roll Dream” in English, a short animated film by a young Vietnamese director has been nominated in the La Cinef, a category at the Cannes Film Festival which honours works by students from global film schools.

PM welcomes Intel’s investment expansion in Vietnam

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh applauded Intel’s decision to expand its investment in Vietnam while receiving its CEO Patrick Gelsinger in Hanoi on May 27.

Hanoi to build 17 bridges spanning Red River

In addition to the seven existing bridges, Hanoi will have 10 more bridge crossing the Red River, under a development plan to 2030 with a vision towards 2050.

Localities asked to report progress of large FDI projects

The Ministry of Planning and Investment has requested localities to report the execution of large foreign direct investment (FDI) projects that need significant investment and use large land lots.

Opportunities for e-commerce in Vietnam to boom

Recently, e-commerce in Vietnam is assessed to grow robustly. It is forecasted that Vietnam's internet economy will reach US$57 billion by 2025, ranking second in Southeast Asia, after Indonesia.

Vietnam has choices under new global trends

The world today is being affected constantly by the ripple effects of global problems and occurrences such as the ongoing US-China trade war, the recent lengthy Covid-19 pandemic, and now the current fierce Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Muoi Sau sweet soups- the quintessence of Hanoi’s nosh

Muoi Sau (Sixteen) Dessert Soup Stall in Hanoi’s downtown is a well-known place for those who love the sweetness of Hanoi desserts.

Leading cueists gather in HCM City for Billiard World Cup 3-Cushion 2022

The world’s leading cueists have returned to Ho Chi Minh City for the Billiard World Cup 3-Cushion 2022 after the tournament was postponed for the two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Control inflation to protect the poor

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said that the economic stimulus package needs to be “brought into life” to help people and businesses, and that inflation should not be allowed to “sweep the poor away”.

VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS MAY 27

Vietnam to have 184 fishing ports by 2050: draft plan

Omicron subvariants under close scrutiny in Vietnam

The Vietnamese Ministry of Health said it is closely monitoring the emergence of new sub-lineages of the Omicron variant that causes the COVID-19 disease worldwide to promptly adopt control measures if they are reported in Vietnam.

Vietnam elected as member of two ESCAP Regional Center Executive Councils

Two Vietnamese agencies have won election to the Executive Councils of the UN Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific and Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanisation under the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES MAY 27

Dien Bien rushes to evacuate 26 more households over landslide risk

Shelter cares for 20 breast cancer patients in HCM City

No longer allowed to stay in a hospital, a breast cancer patient sold her house to rent and provide a shelter for 20 patients coming from all over the country to Ho Chi Minh City for chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
back_to_top