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“Hanoi in me - 2018” photo exhibition honors city's craft villages

Updated at Monday, 08 Oct 2018, 11:33
The Hanoitimes - The 13th “Hanoi in me” photo exhibition will showcase 80 authentic and lively photos featuring artisans’ portraits, working life and daily activities in Hanoi`s craft villages.
​The Economic & Urban newspaper in collaboration with the Hanoi Elderly Photographers Club and Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam Center of Scientific and Cultural Activities will host a photo exhibition titled “Hanoi in me - 2018” with theme of “Craft villages” at the Temple of Literature.
Hanoi's leaders took a look at “Hanoi in me - 2017”
Hanoi's leaders took a look at “Hanoi in me - 2017”
The event is set to take place on October 9 – 13 to celebrate the 64th anniversary of Hanoi’s Liberation day (October 10, 1954 – October 10, 2018). 

The 13th “Hanoi in me” photo exhibition is divided into three main parts: "Craft village", "Handicraft" and "Cuisine", which will showcase 80 authentic and lively photos representing artisans’ portraits, working life and daily activities in Hanoi's craft villages. 

After expanding its administrative boundaries, Hanoi is home to the largest number of craft villages in the country, with some 1,350 ones, of which 272 have been recognized as craft villages and 198 are traditional craft villages. 

Thanks to skillful hands, the artisans have created products with diversified models and different types, such as bamboo and rattan, ceramics, fine art furniture, lacquer mosaics, culinary specialties and so on. These products are not only consumed domestically but also exported to many other nations in the world.

Especially, the artisans coming to the capital have brought traditional crafts from their homeland. They incessantly preserve and create products so that they become more and more unique, sophisticated and diverse, contributing to linking the city’s streets and the craft villages.

The streets with their names embracing “Hàng” (meaning profession or craft) in Hanoi’s Old Quarter today have become special hallmark of the Hanoi craft culture, an attractive destination for both domestic and international travelers exploring the capital.

Editor-in-Chief of the Economics and Urban Newspaper Nguyen Minh Duc said that "Hanoi in me" is an annual exhibition organized by the Economics and Urban Newspaper in coordination with the Senior Photographers Association. 

After the previous 12 events, “Hanoi in me” has become a meeting place for art and Hanoi lovers in every October. The 13th exhibition will mark an impression in the public with the sincerely love for Hanoi. As such, photographers, whether they are artists or reporters, have captured the most beautiful moments of Hanoi, Duc added.

In this 13th exhibition, “Hanoi in me” will attract the participation of numerous photographers. They are not only members of the Hanoi Elderly Photographers Club, but also reporters and collaborators of the Economic & Urban Newspaper.

They come from not only in Hanoi, but also live in other cities and provinces in Vietnam. Whenever they have opportunities to come to Hanoi and feel the beauty of the capital, these photographers will capture these moments and take it to the exhibition. Among these photos, many have received awards in prestigious photo contests, Duc stressed.
Anh Kiet
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