Photo exhibit travels back in time to Vietnam in the '80s

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Hanoi in spring. It's among the 50 photos taken between 1981 and 1988 by former AFP correspondent Michael Blanchard which will be put on display in Hanoi next month Hanoi in spring. It's among the 50 photos taken between 1981 and 1988 by former AFP correspondent Michael Blanchard which will be put on display in Hanoi next month

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An exhibition featuring 50 photos taken by former AFP correspondent Michael Blanchard will reveal the life of Vietnamese people in the 1980s. 
The photos, taken between 1981 and 1988, will be on display at L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi from April 8-30.
Visitors can see Hanoi's Old Quarter with its small but bustling streets, a peaceful Ha Long Bay, and a glimpse of the southern way of life in the capital city of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, formerly named Saigon. 
Blanchard was Vietnam bureau chief of the Paris-based international news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) during the 1980s. After his tenure, he returned to the country to work as a tour guide and to visit his relatives and friends.
He once shared that he has the greatest admiration for the Vietnamese people because of the determination that they displayed in overcoming serious difficulties and maintaining an optimistic view of life.
Hanoi in 1982
A bicycle repair shop in Hanoi
Hanoi Old Quarter

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