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Vietnam’s 25 year history through lens of US photographer

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A photo exhibition titled: “Vietnam – Documenting 25 Years of a Changing Country” will run from April 10 to May 8, displaying pictorial representations of the 25 year journey of American photographer Catherine Karnow in Vietnam.

The exhibition is organised in celebration of the 20 year anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the United States and the 40th anniversary of the end of the American-Vietnam war.

The photo collection is a visual diary of Catherine Karnow’s 25-year history of photographing the changing society and landscape in Vietnam and her attachment to the country. The images tell the story of how she entered the enigmatic land and discovered twists and turns at every intersection of life, immersing herself in the land and its people.

Her photographs reveal a great love for Vietnam and its people, portraying extraordinary stories of friendship and connection.

The exhibition is sectioned into time periods from the sombre years of the early 90’s, the General Giap era, the “doi moi” (reform) era, Agent Orange victims, Vietnamese-Americans to Vietnam today.

Karnow is renowned for her work for National Geographic, covering the globe over the last three decades. She has been significantly influenced by her father, Stanley Karnow, a well-known journalist and author of the seminal book and Emmy award-winning documentary “Vietnam: A History”.-VNA
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