Photos featuring Vietnamese charms displayed in Italy

More than 100 photos by two Italian artists featuring the charms and the daily life of ordinary Vietnamese as well as the cultural heritages of Viet Nam were displayed in a photo and ceramics exhibition in Rome from April 20.

The exhibition, held in the National Museum of Palazzo Venezia and titled "The Mystery and Realism of the Orient: Laos and Viet Nam," was jointly organized by the Ducci Fund, the Italian Institute for African and Oriental Studies and the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy.

The exhibited works by Di Paolo Ducci and Bernhardt Trout were rich with admiration and esteem for the Vietnamese land and people as well as their profoundly artistic feelings.

"Viet Nam gives a strong impression with its fervent people and wonderful nature," Ducci, a photographer and a diplomat, told Viet Nam News Agency, adding that he "loves Vietnamese historical and cultural sites such as Cham towers and the Ancient Capital of Hue."

Addressing the exhibition's opening ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Nguyen Van Nam introduced to Italian audience to famous and historical Vietnamese sites as well as the traditions and customs of the people of Viet Nam. He also spoke of the Vietnamese Government's policies aimed at building an advanced culture with traditional identity.

Vietnam News Agency