Afternoon Session: “Post-war Vietnamese Photography”
December 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“Post-War Vietnamese Photography”
Linh Pham & Ha Dao from Matca (Vietnam)
Photographers Ha Dao and Linh Pham from Matca.vn will present a talk about the trajectory of Vietnamese photography, exploring how photojournalism saw its prime time during the Vietnam war, how local photographers moved forward after independence, and the current subjects and approaches pursued by young photographers. When Vietnam appears in Western media, there is a tendency for it to be portrayed with the lens of war, but that issue is actually no longer relevant to most local image makers (excluding the Vietnamese diaspora).
[OPEN TO PUBLIC]
Matca, whose name means fisheye in Vietnamese, is born solely out of our passion for and beliefs in photography as a form of narration and visual arts. We intend for Matca to be a collective, an alternative gathering space for the Vietnamese photographic community to seek inspiration and bounce ideas off one another. At Matca we acknowledge and feature local photographers as well as visual artists out there whose compelling works are often overlooked in today’s society’s context.