Photos taken by war correspondent Ignacio Ezcurra (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – An exhibition, themed “Stories from a camera”, opened at Ho Chi Minh City’s War Remnants Museum on July 9 to mark the 203rd anniversary of the Argentine Independence Day. On display are 130 items, documents and photos telling stories about Vietnam in the wartime and peacetime. The photos were captured by Ignacio Ezcurra, who was a war correspondent of The La Nación working in Vietnam in 1968, and his granddaughter Luisa Duggan when she travelled to Vietnam after 50 years. Ezcurra got lost in Sai Gon (now Ho Chi Minh City) on May 8, 1968. After five decades, his family came to Vietnam and presented his remembrances to the Ho Chi Minh City War Remnants Museum. Duggan used her grandfather’s camera to take photos. The exhibition, which remains open to visitors until August 30, is expected to contribute to nurturing the friendship and cultural exchanges between … [Read more...] about Photos taken by Argentines tell stories about Vietnam
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Doãn Mậu Diệp. — Photo tienphong.vn Doãn Mậu Diệp, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, speaks to the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about how Việt Nam will revise the retirement age for workers or State employees How do you respond to a proposal that Việt Nam would raise the retirement age for its workers while many people in the working age still can’t find jobs? It is a real fact that in any labour market, job positions are always bigger than the actual number of working people. Yet, in all countries, many people are still unemployed. Japan is a good example. According to a national survey, there is only one candidate for four working positions while the unemployment rate in Japan currently stands at 2.4 per cent. In the real labour market, the mismatch between supply and demand happens in all countries, and Việt Nam is no exception. For example, in the Republic of Korea, the … [Read more...] about Why we have to increase the retirement age?
A scene in the film he Story of Ones directed by Phạm Ngọc Lân. HÀ NỘI — A film screening in the project Landscape will take place on Saturday at the Heritage Space. With the theme 'Symphony of Hà Nội', the screening will feature three films including Hanoi in Someone’s Eyes (1982, Trần Văn Thủy), The Sound We See: A Hanoi City Symphony (2013, Hanoi Doclab) and The Story of Ones (2012, Phạm Ngọc Lân). The screening is a part of the 'Landscape' series, an initiative of the Heritage Space to feature documentary films, not only about the natural landscape, but also about the social-cultural situations. After the screening, participants will discuss and review the films. VNS … [Read more...] about Films tell stories of landscape
Phạm Văn Thiện (right) and Nguyễn Xuân Hậu pose in front of their mural at a cafe in Đà Nẵng. — VNS Photo Công Thành Viet Nam News This is thanks to the work of volunteers, led by Phạm Văn Thiện, who have painted pictures on the walls of houses, restaurants and cafes. They decide on what to paint after chatting to the owners of the buildings. While they love painting, they are aiming for careers such as architecture and design. By Bùi Hoài Nam Phạm Văn Thiện, the leader of a volunteer team from Đà Nẵng Technology College and other institutions has created art spaces for more than 100 cafes and bars in the central city since his first year studying at the college. The group of artists has successfully transformed the walls of houses, cafes and restaurants into colourful stories, telling visitors the histories of the locations or depicting … [Read more...] about Walls that tell stories
Making incense: A woman dries incense sticks at a craft village in Quảng Phù Cầu Commune in Hà Nội’s outer district of Ứng Hòa.Photo Trần Tuấn Việt Viet Nam News Trần Tuấn Việt is an up-and-coming photographer. No other photographer in the country has had as many photos recognised by the online photographic community of National Geographic magazine. Trần Tuấn Việt started photography after studying architecture and working in IT. He believes his pictures are a way of telling stories. by Bảo Hoa Trần Tuấn Việt doesn’t have that worn-out, dusty appearance of most photographers. Wearing glasses, with a clean-cut look and a confident half-smile, he gives off the impression of a lawyer who had studied his case well before trial. Việt has been making headlines in Việt Nam as the photographer with the most photos getting recognised by … [Read more...] about Telling stories with pictures