09.10.2020, 15:56

[Photos]Hanoi during the years 1967-1975 through the lens of a German photographer


The exhibition opens from October 3 to November 15 at the Manzi Exhibition Space and the Manzi Art Space.

The 130 photos, taken by Thomas Billhardt during six visits to Vietnam, illustrate the life and activities of the people of Hanoi, and have become precious documents of the bygone past.

The author of these photos of Hanoi during the war years of the subsidized economy from 1967 to 1975 was not present at the opening due to COVID-19. But he logged in online at the press conference just before the opening.

“The compassion and tolerance of the Vietnamese people at that time was very great. Love and mutual support was something you could easily see, ”Thomas Billhardt said at the press conference.

Some pictures:

[Photos]Hanoi during the years 1967-1975 through the lens of a German photographer
Children born in a bomb shelter in 1967.
This image of a child wearing a blue costume and beret during outdoor drawing lessons was taken in 1968.
The State Bank of Vietnam in 1972 at 49 Ly Thai To Street.
On the streets of Hanoi in 1975 people mostly traveled by bicycle or on foot.
An old house in Hanoi in 1975.
Breakfast in the region at Hoan Kiem Lake in 1975.
Children visit the Dien Hong Flower Garden in 1975.
At Hang Day Stadium in 1975.
Hang Dao Street in 1975.
Trains in the streets of Hanoi in 1975.

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