An exhibition of photographs on Vietnam, its countryside and people, shot by Argentinean photographer Amanda Perez, is underway in Montevideo City in Uruguay.

On display are 16 photos taken by Amanda Perez during her three week trans-Vietnam trip last year, which reflect Vietnamese people’s daily lives, the beautiful landscapes as well as the wars legacy.

Perez said she was impressed with the country’s beautiful scenery and the friendliness and hospitality of the Vietnamese people.

According to the photographer, she used both black and white and colour photos to create a contrast between the past and the present.

The black and white photos feature Vietnam ’s past heroic war years, fighting off invaders, while the colour photos depict Vietnam today, with its imposing natural beauty and people’s daily lives.

As a result of the exhibition, Uruguayan people will understand more about Vietnam both in the past and at present.-VNA