The photographic exhibition “Mediterranean Beauty”, organized by the Embassy of Italy in Hanoi within the Cultural Season “Spring of Passion for Woman”, presents in Ly Thay To Square shots of everyday feminine life taken by Nguyen Viet Thanh during his travels in Italy.
Nguyen Viet Thanh
Ly Thay To Square
Opening: Sat, 10 May, 6 pm
a ‘Europe Days 2008‘ event
The photographic exhibition “Mediterranean beauty”, organized by the Embassy of Italy in Hanoi within the Cultural Season “Spring of Passion for Woman”, presents in Ly Thay To Square shoots of everyday feminine life taken by Nguyen Viet Thanh during his travels in Italy. The opening will take place on May 10th 2008 at 6 pm.
Nguyen Viet Thanh says:
During my first trip to Italy I was so excited that I took thousands of pictures just in the first week. What most intrigues me of Italy is the resemblance of its people with Vietnamese: I was really impressed by the warmth of Italian people’s, their spirit and open mind helpfulness.
Rarely in other parts of the world I felt so comfortable… particularly women, in Italy, are always ready to give you a smile. Their (golden-olive) skin, dark air and eyes were remembering me of vietnamese women. But Italian girls have something that you can’t explain within their eyes, making them particularly charming… I came to think that maybe it’s really the Mediterranean warm and crystalline sea which moulded the beauty and the looks of Italian women…
After graduation in archaeology from Hanoi University of Culture, Nguyen Viet Thanh started pay his attention to photography. Courses for journalist photographers in Vietnam, Thai Land and Germany have helped Thanh to develop a particular vision on differences of various localities, to realize their specialties and hidden beauty.
From 1994, Thanh has been working as a reporter for Vietnam News. In three continuous yeas, from 2003 to 2005, Thanh received the second prize for Vietnam News Agency Press Photography. He also won the Silver Medal of National Press Photography contest in 2004 and the Golden Prize of Asia Press Photo contest for Daily Life in 2006.
Nguyen Viet Thanh has cooperated by the Embassy of Italy in Hanoi for several years and he has participated to two successful exhibitions, Italy&Vietnam through each other’s eyes with the Ambassador Alfredo Matacotta Cordella and, on the occasion of the Week of the Italian Language 2007 the exhibition Venice, the City of Water with Daniele Dainelli.