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11/03/2019 - 16:29

Memorial of celebrity Dang Huy Tru on Vietnamese Photography Day

On the morning of March 10, at ancestral worshipping house of Dang’s family (Thanh Luong village, Huong Xuan ward, Huong Tra town), the Thua Thien Hue Photography Association in collaboration with the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists, the Alliance of Arts and Literature Associations of Vietnam held a ceremony to offer flowers and incense to commemorate celebrity Dang Huy Tru - the ancestor of Vietnamese photography.

Offering incense to celebrity Dang Huy Tru - the ancestor of Vietnamese photography

This is an activity organized on the occasion of the 66th anniversary of Vietnamese Photography traditional day (March 15, 1953 - March 15, 2019) and 150 years of the birth anniversary of Cam Hieu Duong studio, the first one of Vietnamese.

On March 14, 1869, while envoying in Guangdong, China, celebrity Dang Huy Tru imported photographic equipment from Hong Kong to Vietnam to open Cam Hieu Duong studio in Thanh Ha Street, Hanoi. It is considered the first studio in Vietnam, opening the first page for the development of modern photography today.

A photo exhibition of Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang and Binh Dinh photographers

Since then, on the occasion of Vietnamese photography traditional day in every year, many activities of offering incense and memorials, exhibitions ... are held to honor Mr. Dang Huy Tru. The ancestral worshipping house of Dang’s family in Thanh Luong village, Huong Xuan ward, Huong Tra town has became a familiar address for all photographers across the country.

On this occasion, in the precinct of the ancestral worshipping house of Dang’s family, an exhibition is held to introduce the 70 newest and most outstanding photographic works of photographers from Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang and Binh Dinh.

The works reflect many perspectives of the photographers about the homeland landscape and people's daily life on the paths of composition of the artists.

By Trang Hien

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