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Photographic journey across Vietnam four decades after war

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Visitors to the exhibition in Quang Tri (Photo: cand.com.vn)

Quang Tri (VNA) – An Irish has captured the life of the Vietnamese people 40 years after the war on photos that are on display in the central province of Quang Tri.

The exhibition, opened on June 22, showcases 15 photos taken by photographer Ian Thuillier who travelled across cities and countryside of Vietnam in 2015, 40 years after the country reunified in 1975.

They depict the daily life of the people who experienced the fierce war and its consequences, as well as the Vietnamese’s efforts to rebuild the country.

The photos are also part of the book “Vietnam 40”, which was shortlisted from more than 10,000 other books worldwide for the finals of the Sony World Photography Awards.

At the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of the Quang Tri provincial People’s Committee Mai Thuc said the photos tell a true story about the Vietnamese people’s life and also demonstrate Ireland’s friendship and cooperation with the country.

He also took this chance to ask the Irish Government, organisations and people to continue helping Quang Tri, one of the localities suffering most from the war, to settle war consequences.

The “Vietnam 40” exhibition, organised by project RENEW (Restoring the Environment and Neutralising the Effects of the War), was first held in the Irish city of Dublin in 2015.

The event in Quang Tri will last through June 29.-VNA
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