Vietnam metro exhibits "Paris in a Glance'

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"Paris in a Glance," an exhibition of the work of four Vietnamese photographers, opened at the Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) in Ho Chi Minh City on June 14.

According to a press release from IDECAF, the collections of Hoang The Nhiem, Nguyen Phuong, Le Quang Bien and Pham Le Quan show their love for Paris and their perspective on the city's architecture, people and other wonderful aspects of the French capital.

The artists share their feelings in a way that dares visitors look closely at a Paris which appears both strange and familiar at the same time, says the release.

Majoring in information technology, Hoang The Nhiem decided to become a photographer in 1992, focusing on landscapes. As a member of HCMC Photography Association, Vietnam Photographers Association and International Federation for Photographers, his works have been exhibited in Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi (2010) and the US, France, Belgium and UK since 2007.

Previously, Nhiem collaborated with Lotus Gallery to publish "L'appel des Quatre Saisons" (The Call of the Four Seasons).

Nguyen Phuong is a retired engineer. He discovered his passion for photography rather late in life but he has participated in many exhibitions in Italy and France since 2010. His works center on daily life. As a romantic photographer, he is doing an exhibition on the famous city of Venice.

Pham Le Quan and Le Quang Bien are photojournalists. Bien works for UNESCO in Hanoi and Quan is an artist, poet, musician in Vietnam with works displayed in France, Hong Kong and Hanoi.

"Paris in a Glance" will run through Friday, June 22 at 28 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1. Admission is free.

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