A photo on display by Truong The Cau (Source: hanoimoi.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – As many as 139 photos depicting the suburban life in Hanoi are being displayed at an exhibition which opened at 45 Trang Tien Street, downtown the capital city on August 3.

The exhibited photos are the winning works of the 48th fine art photography contest held to celebrate this year’s August Revolution (August 19), National Day (September 2), the 64th anniversary of Hanoi’s Liberation Day (October 10) and 10th years of the capital’s boundary expansion.

According to Dao Quang Minh, Vice President of the Hanoi Association of Photographic Artist and head of the contest’s jury, some 1,750 entries have been sent to the organizers from 293 photographers since the competition was launched 2 months ago. Most of the works captured people’s life in four districts on the outskirts of Hanoi – Dan Phuong, Thanh Tri, Hoai Duc and Dong Anh which has been recognised as new-style rural districts.

Speaking at the exhibition’s opening ceremony, Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang said a decade after Hanoi’s boundary expansion, the capital has seen remarkable progress with achievements recorded in multiple fields, including politics, economy, society, and culture.

The city’s rural areas have also experienced significant changes, helping Hanoi lead the country in the new-style rural area building with 76.2 percent of communes and four districts gaining the status, she noted.

The exhibition is expected to help promote efforts by the administration and people of Hanoi over the past decade and motivate the better construction of the city.

The event will run through August 7.–VNA