Exhibition offers insight into Vietnam in the 1930s

An exhibition themed ‘Sofia Yablonska -The lifetime journey through the century’ opened in Hanoi recently as an event to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Ukraine.

The exhibition introduces the public to more than 50 photos and documents by female Ukrainian traveller, photographer, film operator and writer Sofia Yablonska (1907-1971).

The works on display provide visitors with a journey back through the past, exploring moments of the daily life, landscape and people of Vietnam during the 1930-1940 period.

The exhibition also reveals Sophia Yablonska's thoughts and feelings towards the landscape and people of Vietnam through quotes taken from her diary ‘Far Horizons’, in which Vietnam was described a secretive and fascinating country.

By utilizing visual language, Sofia Yablonska captured vivid scenes of rural life in Vietnam with endless fields and hard-working people, the majestic beauty of Ha Long Bay, Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Long Bien Bridge, and Hoan Kiem Lake.

In addition, the cultural diversity of Vietnamese ethnic groups was highlighted through many Sofia Yablonska's photos on the Thai, Mong and Dao Tien ethnic people.

The exhibition is open to the public until April 30 at the Vietnamese Women's Museum, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi./.