German photographers display work in Hanoi

Wednesday, 2013-08-28 16:53:37
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Nhan Dan – An exhibition entitled ‘The City - Becoming and Decaying’, which opened at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and the Goethe-Institut in Hanoi on August 28, features nearly 200 photos.

18 photographers from OSTKREUZ, a renowned German photo agency, , embarked on a journey to explore urban realities in Tokyo, Manila, Lagos and Las Vegas, as well as Berlin, Minsk and Gaza. Using material from 22 cities around the world, the photographers have concentrated their personal impressions into photographic essays; a unique long-term project.

The city is the origin of civilization; the melting pot of cultures, mentalities, religions and ideas. Each day, almost 200.000 people around the world move from the countryside to the city, looking for a better life replete with security, freedom and prosperity. The city offers great chances, but also great risks for each individual. Poverty, criminality and anonymity, as well as blatant contrasts shape many megacities today.

The exhibition runs until September 14.

VGP - Translated by Nhan Dan Online