Through the ethnic lens

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A photo exhibition Nhung cong dong ben le thoi gian (Communities in on the fringes of time) will open at the French cultural center in Hanoi on January 17.

French photographer Sebastien Laval's work traces the changing lives of ethnic minorities living in the ancient Indochina capitals Angkor, Luang Prabang and Hue.

Through his photographs, Laval examines the flux in traditional customs and ancestor worship ceremonies.

The exhibition will run through February 11 at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi.

Laval, who has won international acclaim for his work depicting minorities in Southeast Asia, has been photographing Vietnam's 55 ethnic groups since 1995.

In 2009, he exhibited photos of Co Tu, Ta Oi and Pa Ko ethnic minorities in the central province of Thua ThienHue.

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