For Peter Pham, the journey home has taken forever.
The computer engineer with IBM, who returned to his native land 25 years after he left it as a nine-year-old, was mesmerized by the sights of daily life in Vietnam. He also realized then that his passion in life was photography.
Born Pham Manh Hung, Peter Pham has traveled the entire length and breadth of the country in his quest for startling snapshots of daily life in Vietnam that are imbued with beauty and tell poignant stories of their subjects.
A month long exhibition of 60 chosen photographs has been open at the Hotel Continental Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City.
The photographs were taken during visits from 2002 onwards, as he combined his passion with his new trade – selling oil paintings.
The current exhibition is themed the “Journey Home,” also the title photography book that was published last year.
The exhibition is now open at 132–134, Dong Khoi St. until November 25.
Reported by Kim