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Workshop to enhance young photographers' skills

A series of photography events will be the focus this month with workshops and exhibitions at the French Cultural Centre (L’espace) in Hanoi.

Entitled Hanoi, Tuoi 20 Tuoi Dep (To Be 20 in Hanoi, Young is Beautiful), the event being is held to inspire and encourage Hanoi-based professional photographers.

Participants aged from 18-26, including Vietnamese and foreigners, will be guided by French veteran Nicholas Cornet along with Binh Dang and Mai Nguyen Anh to build a visual story.

“Many young photographers have to learn by themselves,’ said Cornet. “It is good but maybe it is more difficult for them to have some notions which are abstract like building a narrative through photography.”

By making a set of photos themselves the participants will improve their skills from a personal perspective based on their own stories and life experiences.

The participants will attend a two-day workshop on May 16 and 17 to learn important skills about to take photos which help them to express their ideas, views and feelings.

The aim is to help young photographers to build photo essays and assist them in producing and working a consistent story, according to Cornet.

Cornet is journalist and photographer working both in Europe and Asia. He has collaborated with major European newspaper and magazines such as L’Espress and Le Monde, as wells as film crews and TV documentaries.

Cornet has published six photo books on Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

Dang is magazine photographer and is known for his project on social issues. Visual artist Anh completed a one-year course at the International Centre of Photography in New York and he was the recipient of the Open Category at the Objectifs Documentary Awards in 2018.

At the end of the event the best photos will be displayed at Matca Café in Hanoi from May 24-26.