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This was my first serious photo-essay, it was shot in Hanoi between 2008 and 2010, just before the 1000 years anniversary of the city. Since the … Read More
This was my first serious photo-essay, it was shot in Hanoi between 2008 and 2010, just before the 1000 years anniversary of the city. Since the opening of Vietnam to the outside world in 1994, the country has been undertaking massive urbanization projects so that today the once quiet and peaceful capital has become a maddening urban jungle. This visual narrative aims to focus on the feeling of awkwardness created by such rapid and somewhat experimental urbanization. Read Less
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This was my first personal photo-essay, shot in Hanoi, Vietnam between 2008 and 2010, just before the 1000 years anniversary of the city. Since the opening of Vietnam to the world in 1994, the country's capital had undertaken massive urbanization projects so that the once quiet town had become a sprawling urban jungle. Development in a tradionnally agricultural region, unprepared population, tropical weather and rampant corruption were all factors of this process, giving place to a unique landscape of wild and spontaneous urban planning. This narrative aimed to focus on the feeling of social awkwardness created by such rapid and experimental urbanization, at this given time in the history of Hanoi.