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Turkish photographer recalls ‘fascinating’ memory of Vietnam through works

Friday, November 09, 2018, 11:37 GMT+7
Turkish photographer recalls ‘fascinating’ memory of Vietnam through works
A photo by Nese Ari captures two fishermen in Vietnam.

A Turkish photographer has shared her National Geographic-featured works capturing the fascinating beauty of Vietnam with Tuoi Tre News

Two years after Istanbul-based Nese Ari’s visit to Vietnam, she is still eager to talk about the “fascinating” experiences of her north-to-south journey.

“Vietnam was always a country I’ve considered important and have wanted to see,” she said in an email to Tuoi Tre News.

In mid-2016, Ari and a group of friends visited Vietnam, where they “took amazing photos for 16 days from north to south.”

“I was fascinated,” she recalled.

“The Vietnamese were very friendly and helpful,” she added. “I want to be able to return to the country for a second time.”

A member of Your Shot, NatGeo’s photography community, Ari regularly posts her photos from Vietnam and often receives positive feedback from other members.

On August 10 last year, her photo capturing three Vietnamese women making fishing nets was published on National Geographic’s Daily Dozen – a list featuring the editors’ 12 favorite photos uploaded to Your Shot.

This photo capturing Vietnamese women making fishing net was published on NatGeo's Daily Dozen on August 10, 2017
This photo capturing Vietnamese women making fishing nets was published on NatGeo's Daily Dozen on August 10, 2017.

“I had to walk up the stairs so that I could take photos of the women. They knew that I was there. Despite being busy with their work, they were very nice and even helped me by sitting in a place with great light,” she shared.

“Everything a photographer wants was there - traditional, colorfully dressed women and the fabulous texture and colors of the nets,” Ari added.

Some of Ari’s Vietnam photos have also appeared in the UK’s The Daily Telegraph and France’s Geo Voir Le Monde Autrement.

This photo capturing salt workers in Vietnam by Nese Ari was featured on The Daily Telegraph
This photo capturing salt workers in Vietnam by Nese Ari was featured in The Daily Telegraph.

Her Instagram also features numerous photos of Vietnam.

Though her photos have earned her much acclaim, photography is not Ari’s main profession. In fact, she has only been doing it for seven years.

The 38-year-old also works as a finance manager for an international import and export company in Istanbul.

“I believe that photographs are a means to communicate with people. Every photograph is a big story of a life,” Ari said.

“It’s the photographer’s duty to reflect these stories in the simplest and most esthetic way,” she explained.

Below are some photos featuring Vietnamese landscapes and people through Nese Ari’s lens:

Salt workers are seen working in this photo Nese Ari took in Vietnam
Salt workers are seen working in this photo Nese Ari took in Vietnam.
Salt workers are seen working in this photo Nese Ari took in Vietnam
Salt workers are seen working in this photo Nese Ari took in Vietnam.
Salt workers are silhouetted against water while working in this photo Nese Ari took in Vietnam
Salt workers are silhouetted against water while working in this photo Nese Ari took in Vietnam.
A member of an ethnic minority group in Vietnam is seen sewing clothes in this photo by Nese Ari
A member of an ethnic group in Vietnam is seen sewing clothes in this photo by Nese Ari.
Flower lanterns
Flower lanterns
A woman walks on the street
A woman walks on the street.
Female boat drivers are waiting for customers at a tourist destination in northern Vietnam
Female boat drivers are waiting for customers at a tourist destination in northern Vietnam.
A photo by Nese Ari captured fishermen working in Vietnam
A photo by Nese Ari captures fishermen working in Vietnam.
A farmer wears Vietnamese traditional conical hat
A man wears Vietnam's traditional conical hat.
A photo by Nese Ari captured fishermen working in Vietnam
A photo by Nese Ari captures fishermen working in Vietnam.
A photo by Nese Ari captured two fishermen in Vietnam
A photo by Nese Ari captures two fishermen in Vietnam.
A woman dries bánh tráng - edible Vietnamese rice wrappers used in Vietnamese cuisine
Turkish photographer Nese Ari in a photo she provided Tuoi Tre News
Turkish photographer Nese Ari in a photo she provided Tuoi Tre News

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Dong Nguyen / Tuoi Tre News

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