Photo books inspired by a love of life introduced in Hanoi

Two touching photo books inspired by photographer Nguyen A’s love of life, have been introduced recently in Hanoi.

The photo book “We are Vietnam” captures images of 125 inspirational women in many fields making a major influence on the community and society.

Nguyen A’s lens shares the stories of Le Thi Hien, a 101-year-old COVID-19 patient, who was also the oldest patient to have fully recovered from the virus since the pandemic broke out in Vietnam, and talented young chess master Nguyen Le Cam Hien, who was world champion at the age of just 8.

There’s also the story of Lieutenant Colonel Do Thi Hang Nga, Vietnam’s first female officer in the South Sudan peacekeeping mission.

Portraits of women who are passionate and devoted to their careers have been captured through the lens of photographer Nguyen A.

The second photo book, “Tenacious Saigon”, depicts many valuable moments in the battle against Covid-19 in Ho Chi Minh City. Each photo is from days when photographer Nguyen A accompanied frontline forces and the people in the city in the fight against the pandemic.

Photographer Nguyen A revealed that this is the first time he has released two books at the same time. Although the books are more than 500 pages thick, they still don’t convey all that he witnessed.

 Photographer Nguyen A is a member of the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists. His photo exhibitions and book launches often go hand in hand, including: That’s how they lived; Don ca tai tu - Confessions of the nation and homeland; Vietnamese spirit and the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic./.