Five different viewpoints, five different cameras, five different photographers bring their own special version of a city they know and love to a book that lets readers roam through the hidden corners of Hanoi.
In these pages, you’ll enter living spaces tucked away in alleys; enjoy art installations that celebrate Hanoi’s natural world; study the architecture that has developed over the centuries, and the graphic design that has become an integral part of the urban landscape; watch people who are savoring a sidewalk meal, rushing off to work in a wild river of traffic, working at jobs that have existed forever and at new occupations that will change the city. Watch the exuberance of boys taking flight on skateboards, the trendy chic of hipsters in tattoos and elegantly tailored blue jeans, the beauty of aging faces whose countenances have been shaped by decades of struggle.
And then reserve a ticket, because when you’ve finished the book, you’ll want to lose yourself in this city on your own, finding the places that will make Hanoi your private terrain of discovered secrets. Photographs by Matthew Dakin, Nguyen Thanh Hai (Maika Elan), Nguyen The Son, Elizabeth Rush, Aaron Joel Santos
Bilingual English with Vietnamese description leading each photographer’s chapter.
|Release Date||01 May 2014|
|Pages||240 pages (illustrations)|
|Publisher||Things Asian Press/Global Directions|