|Vietnam from the air through the lenses of Gian Thanh Son|
|21:51' 13/12/2007 (GMT+7)|
VietNamNet Bridge - Two hundred photos, selected from 7,000 photos by experienced photojournalist Gian Thanh Son are the results of the artists after years capturing pictures from aircrafts.
Son spent eight years travelling around Vietnam in different aircraft from helicopters to civil planes to take the pictures from heights of at least 2,000 metres.
Not every journalist or photographer has the chance to see and capture the beauty of Vietnam through masses of clouds.
Beautiful scenes of the country from the north to the south, rivers, mountains and forests have been captured impressively through the lenses of artist Thanh Son. Each picture is also a story which reflects the changes of the country through different periods of time. The artist said he was very moved when shooting pictures of islands of Con Son, Phu Quoc and Tho Chu as he could see the country stretching over to the sea. “With these pictures, I want to introduce to international friends about a peaceful and lovely country of Vietnam,” said artist Thanh Son.
His exhibition, named “Vietnam-Bird's-Eye-View” concluded today at the Metropole Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
At the opening of the show, Son was also recognised by the Vietnam Records Book as the owner of the largest collection of the aerial pictures in the country.
Even though Son's photography career has spanned 30 years, this is only his second show. Son's first show held in 2003 introduced portraits of more than 100 international leaders.
Son was born in 1957 at Can Giuoc in Long An Province. He has worked as a reporter and photographer since 1975.
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