VNA exhibits journalists' photos hinh anh 1A photo on display (Source: VNA)

A photo exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) is taking place in Hanoi.

The exhibit, launched on September 13, displays 70 photos taken by VNA journalists during both war and peacetime.

Among more than 400 journalists who lost their lives during this time, 260 were working for the VNA on the battlefield. Many received renowned prizes such as the Ho Chi Minh Prize for Literature and Arts Awards and National Journalism Awards.

The photos are divided into three categories: the Party's interest in the development of and achievements of the VNA over the past 70 years, the technical activities of the VNA and the award-winning photos of VNA journalists.

The event aims to highlight the VNA's role as a strategic news agency, serving the Party and State, and to affirm its goal of becoming a multi-media platform and acclaimed national news agency in the region.

Visiting the VNA's display booths, 60-year-old visitor Nguyen Minh Ha showed his interest in a picture of President Ho Chi Minh making his speech during war time: "I really love this photo as it elicited feelings of nostalgia for my childhood. That image was so familiar to me."

The photo Thoat Khoi Tu Nguc" (Free from Prison) by journalist Chu Chi Thanh has been highly acclaimed by domestic and international photographers.

Journalist Truong Duc Anh, former VNA deputy general director, said this picture was taken during the prisoner handover in 1973 after the Paris Peace Accord.

The photo captured the moment the prisoners being released took off their shirts and headed to the North.

The exhibition, on the first floor of the VNA headquarter at No 5 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, will run until this September 18.-VNA