Photos capturing Vietnam’s landscapes and the daily life of its people are on display at an exhibition in Paris.

The exhibition at Foyer Vietnam - known as “Vietnam House” where many Vietnamese cultural events take place - is part of activities to celebrate the 40 th anniversary of the Vietnam-France diplomatic ties.

The exhibits are 20 outstanding photos selected from nearly 1,300 entries by 480 amateur and professional photographers during the three-month photo contest “Vietnam in my eyes”, which was co-organised by the Vietnamese Students’ Association in France and the Amica Travel company.

Vice President of the association Hoang Nang Thang said that the photos will be displayed for a month before being sold to raise funds for disadvantaged Vietnamese people in the northern mountainous region.

The association has so far organised a number of activities towards the homeland, including raising funds for disaster victims in the central region and underprivileged children.

Recently, it has received 20,000 EUR in aid from a non-governmental organisation and the French Foreign Ministry within the framework of the Support Programme for Migrant Solidarity Organisations (PRA-OSIM).

The funding will be used for carrying out an humanitarian project at the Ho Chi Minh City-based “Mai am Tre xanh” centre, a home for street kids.-VNA