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Photos show landscape, people of Mexico, Vietnam

The people and landscapes of Mexico and Vietnam are being depicted through a photo exhibition that kicked off on in Hanoi on September 25.

With the theme “Mexico-Vietnam: at the Crossroads of Vision”, the exhibition celebrates the 209th and 74th independence anniversaries of the two countries in September, as well as the friendship and understanding among the countries and its peoples.

The show brings together works by Sergio Camalich, Eunice Chao, Juan Carlos Duran, Hoang Hai Thinh, Luu Viet Hung and Nguyen Viet Thanh.

Mexican Ambassador to Vietnam Sara Valdes Bolano said the exhibition was a selection of colour and black-and-white photos of people, heritage and landscapes of times both long gone and recent.

"The exhibit is the result of an intended and perhaps unintended exchange of glances at moments of daily life in both countries, illustrating the shared commonalities of two societies thousands of kilometres away and yet so close," she said.

"The exhibition honours both countries through art, sensitive coincidences and creative synergies," the ambassador said.

The exhibition will run until October 25 at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, 1 Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Hanoi./