Frenchman unveils photo exhibition on VN women’s backs
A unique photo exhibition featuring Vietnamese women’s backs by French photographer Thiery Beyne who is based in the central beach city of Nha Trang is on display at the Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon in Phu Nhuan District, HCMC.
Artworks by French photographer Thiery Beyne
Twenty three artworks highlight women’s backs, necks, hair and hats. Beyne wants to expose the back of a woman with beautiful hair under a hat and a bare neck which “encourages people to imagine the face and the beauty of the character, a gentle and elegant Vietnamese woman.”
Beyne believes that he has a mission to capture a beautiful part of a woman that is hardly seen on photos. “Once carrying a camera in my hands, I have only one thinking to catch the moment, follow the model and take as many shots as I can.”
Beyne began his journey through Asia in the 80s with his passion for travel and photography. He crossed India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vietnam.
French photographer Thiery Beyne (L) and Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon’s general manager Markus Schneider are seen at the opening of the exhibition in HCMC last week – Photos: Kieu Giang
Between 1995 and 2002, his photographic works were frequently exhibited in Paris and neighboring areas. In 1997 he received a prize in the International Nikon Photo Contest and his works were exhibited in ‘La Maison Européenne de la Photographie’ in Paris. He got married to a Vietnamese woman in Hue. Beyne currently lives and works as a photographer in Nha Trang.
The exhibition is available until September 5, 2017 at the Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon at 253 Nguyen Van Troi Street in Phu Nhuan District. Viewers can buy these artworks at VND8 million (US$360) per item.