French photo-journalist Nicolas Cornet is holding
a retrospective exhibition of photographs at L’Espace – French Cultural Center
in Hanoi from November 23 until December 10. The exhibition, held during French
Week, features 30 photos from Cornet’s latest book titled “Hanoi”. The book
covers 23 years of photojournalist’s work in the capital.
Cornet’s photos of landscapes and people show how the city has changed in two
He has worked with French newspapers and magazines including L’Espresso, Mare,
D-La Repubblica, Le Figaro Magazine, Le Monde, Ulysse, Siete Leguas-El Mundo and
Geo and published many photo books about Vietnam such as Khi binh minh lo dang
(When the dawn comes), Chan dung Viet Nam (The portrait of Vietnam) and Sai Gon,
mien dat mong tuong (Saigon – a dreamy land) among others. His photos have been
displayed in France, Germany, Switzerland, Indonesia and Vietnam.
The introduction for Nicolas Cornet’s photo book was written by journalist
Jean-Claude Pomonti who was awarded the Albert-Londres prize for his reports
about the Vietnam War. Pomonti has written books about Vietnam, among them a
book about Vietnamese spy Pham Xuan An named Un Vietnamien bien tranquille
Nicolas Cornet and Jean-Claude Pomonti will present a talk on the opening day of
French Week at 7 p.m. on November 23.