Vietnam: 40 years after the war ended


The US Vanity Fair magazine has introduced a black and white photo set titled “Vietnam, 40 years after the war ended” by the US photographer, Mark Edward Harris.
Harris’s photographs of Vietnam throughout the years, since the war ended, reveal an intimate look at life in a country that has been transformed since the end of the armed conflict, 40 years ago.
He has visited Vietnam 6 times in 1992, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2009 and most recently in 2014, taking in many locations around the country such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Sapa, Hoi An, Tay Ninh and Ha Long bay.
After graduating from California State University, Los Angeles, with a Master of Arts Degree in Pictorial/Documentary History, Harris started his professional photography career. He has visited 83 countries and been published in many books, magazines and newspapers featuring the results of his work with the lens including the best known such as Time, The New York Times or Los Angeles Times.
Following are some photos taken by the photographer Mark Edward Harris in Vietnam:

Mark Edward Harris has returned to Vietnam multiple times to
 photograph the country. Here, a young boy carries a baby in Hanoi,
 in 1992.
 Two merrymakers form a handstand at Da Nang beach, in 1992.
 Children climb a stand in Chicken Village near Dalat, Vietnam,
 in 2003. The town is also known as Chicken Village,
 after a large concrete statue in the vicinity.
 Uniformed school students in Hal Long bay, in 2003.
 A mother carries her baby through a field in Sapa, in 2003.
Nick Ut, who photographed napalm victim Kim Phuc during the war,
                 in his home office, in Los Angeles in 2009.
“In 2014, I explored Hanoi, central Vietnam including Hue,
 Da Nang, and Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh city and the Mekong Delta,” Harris said.
Here, a young girl rests against the steering column of a scooter in Hanoi.
            A brick factory in the Vietnamese town of Sa Dec
                            on the Mekong River, in 2014.
 A scene on the water in Mekong, in 2014.
Cao Dai temple, Tay Ninh, in 2014.
 A scene at Ha Long bay, in 2014.
US photographer Mark Edward Harris. (Photo:
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All comments [ 10 ]

Huy Quốc 17/4/15 12:08

The food is delicious, the people were kind and it seems like a wonderful place to get lost in and explore and get lost again.

Vân Nhàn 17/4/15 12:09

It’s an absolutely beautiful video that will probably trigger the travel bug in you.

Lê Tín 17/4/15 12:11

A friend of mine did that from HCMC right up to the North. Absolutely amazing apparently. He bought a 2nd-hand bike cheaply and then sold it on at the end, far cheaper than hiring anything.

Quốc Kiên 17/4/15 12:12

Vietnam, you are unique! A beautiful view over

Quân Hoàng 17/4/15 12:17

I have grown a strong liking of all Vietnamese food.

Hoàng Lân 17/4/15 12:32

Vietnam is one of the most beautiful countries in South East Asia, with stunning landscapes, lush paddy fields, ethnic cultures, idyllic beaches & chaotic yet dynamic & charming cities.

Hùng Quân 17/4/15 12:33

With Vietnam’s long history of colonisation & War, there is a mixture of Eastern & Western influences whether it be in the guise of Chinese or French food or architecture, yet Vietnam is still very much Vietnam in its own right. The delicious food also signifies Vietnam’s personality; aromatic, gentile, strong & spicy!

Quốc Cường 17/4/15 12:34

The spirit of the old & modern co exists in a country that is fast moving & developing in tourism. You will see a lot of beautifully preserved old colonial buildings, temples & Pagodas intermingled with modern ones.

Huy Lâm 17/4/15 12:35

With a population of over 86 million, Vietnam is ranked as the 13th most populous country in the world! Despite a huge population, you will always find children & people making time to say “hello” and you will certainly feel welcomed with open arms & warm smiles!

Phạm Hiếu 17/4/15 12:36

Vietnam is the latest Asian dragon to awake from its slumber and this strikingly beautiful country offers everything for the intrepid traveller and the more leisurely tourist alike.

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