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‘The Beauty of Light’

Last update: 10:15 | 06/01/2018

The collection ‘The Beauty of Light’ is a gentle connection between two like-minded souls celebrating the beauty of light in daily life.


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‘The Beauty of Light’ is a photo exhibition by saxophonist Tran Manh Tuan and Leica photographer Nguyen Viet Thanh.

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Saxophonist Tran Manh Tuan (R) and Photojournalist Nguyen Viet Thanh (L)

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Light is the beginning of Life. Light is also the beginning of Photography – a human creation to record life’s beautiful moments on negative films and digital files.

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VOV5 presents works from the photo exhibition to celebrate the opening of the first Leica store in Vietnam.

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Photographer Nguyen Viet Thanh was born in 1970 in Hanoi. He graduated from Hanoi University of Culture, majoring in Archaeology. (Photo: Viet Thanh)

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In 1994, with a buring passion for photography, Thanh became a photojournalist for Vietnam News newspaper of Vietnam News Agency. (Photo: Viet Thanh)

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Thanh attended a Indochina media photography course organized by AP in 2001. (Photo: Viet Thanh)

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In 2005, Thanh attended a course called ‘Language of Pictures’ organized by the Berlin International Institute of Journalism. He was the only Vietnamese student to graduate with flying colors. (Photo: Viet Thanh)

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After that, Thanh continued his career as a photojournalist with a modern view focused on daily life reportage.

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Thanh is one of the most distinguished contemporary photographers who has received a number of prizes. (Photo: Viet Thanh)

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He is Leica’s ambassador to Vietnam and often attends Leica exhibitions and photography courses in Vietnam. (Photo: Viet Thanh)

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Photo: Viet Thanh

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Photo: Viet Thanh

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Tran Manh Tuan was born in Hanoi into a family with a tradition in the performing arts. His father, mother, and sister are all stage performers of “Cai luong” (reformed theatre). (Photo: Tran Manh Tuan)

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Photo: Tran Manh Tuan

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Tuan began playing saxophone in 1979 and was the first Vietnamese musician to receive a scholarship from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. (Photo: Tran Manh Tuan)

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Singer Hong Nhung. (Photo: Tran Manh Tuan)

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Tuan formed the Orient Band in 1991, which won the gold medal in a national music competition, earning him the title “Best Saxophonist in Vietnam”. (Photo: Tran Manh Tuan)

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Tuan has released 17 solo CDs, 2 DVDs, and collaborated with several famous Vietnamese singers. (Photo: Tran Manh Tuan)

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Tuan has performed in more than 60 countries, including Japan, Russia, China, Thailand, Singapore, the US, and some European countries. (Photo: Tran Manh Tuan)

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Tuan is considered a Jazz pioneer in Vietnam and has served as musical director at many music events. (Photo: Tran Manh Tuan)

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In addition to music, Tran Manh Tuan is keen on photography. He has several models of Leica cameras and often attends important Leica events in Vietnam. (Photo: Tran Manh Tuan)

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Photo: Tran Manh Tuan



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