Film photography is alive and well, despite the popular belief that we live solely in the digital age.
Millennials in Vietnam are breathing fresh life into the not-so-long-lost art through photos capturing the beauty of the Vietnamese people and landscapes.
An exhibition entitled “Film photography and youth” at Ho Guom Information and Culture Center in Hanoi from Friday to Sunday is a reminder of the beauty of traditional photography.
More than 50 analog photos taken by about 30 millennials, or the ‘9X generation,’ currently living in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and other Vietnamese localities are on display at the exhibition.
The “9x generation” is a Vietnamese term for people born between 1990 and 1999.
The works of the photographers vary in theme, though depictions of landscapes, culture, everyday life, and the arts can be seen woven throughout each piece.
“Vietnam is a country full of life, from small intricacies to magnificent, fairy tale sceneries,” said Nguyen Manh, a member of the organizing board.
“The photographers need to have affection and delicacy in every frame in order to feel and capture their subjects. It is even harder to do so when using a film camera.
“Each and every photo at the ‘Film photography and youth’ exhibition is a captivating story.
“And above all, they are taken by millennials, an energetic generation. It just makes us grow fonder of all the beautiful things in our everyday life.”
Below are some photos of the exhibition: