The Goethe Institute Vietnam is calling for photo contributions to a non-profit photo book about the country’s capital city.
According to the organizers, the book “TP. Hà Nội CAPITAL City” is printed in joint cooperation with the institute and with support from numerous Vietnamese companies and institutions.
Their aim is to visualize the recent urban change from a comprehensive spatial and social perspective and to contribute to a more sustainable development.
The book’s content will cover many topics, including Hanoi from above, change over time, Hanoi heritage, housing, waterways, the people of Hanoi, urban transport, Hanoi villages, cultural life, and the soul of Hanoi.
The main editor of the book is Michael Waibel, a geographer at the University of Hamburg in Germany. Waibel published his PhD thesis on the urban development of Vietnam’s capital in 2001.
“The first time I came to Hanoi in 1996, I fell in love with the city,” said Waibel, who often comes to Hanoi for research and to lecture.
Interested amateur and professional photographers can contribute to the book by submitting their photos by July 1. Contributors will not be paid but will receive complimentary hard copies of the photo book.
The book is scheduled to be published in January next year.
More information can be found at http://www.goethe.de/ins/vn/han/en12820296.htm.