Vietnam by Mathieu Coquerelle

Vietnam by Mathieu Coquerelle

Vietnam has been harshly struck through history and is today in a transition phase. We perceive it as searching for balance between modernity, tourists oriented economy and the self-affirmation of it cultural identity which has been dimmed by numerous battles. We certainly discover the country through a biased point of view, sometimes reeked of guilt, drawn in the flow of tourists immersed in the everyday life of its people. And in the common places sporadically arise pictures and frames, luxurious and incongruous. They are evidence of our “a priori”, facing a strength of reconstruction, reappropriation ; each scene observed as an installation.
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Le Vietnam, pays durement marqué par l’histoire, est aujourd’hui en transition. Nous le voyons à la recherche de l’équilibre entre modernité, économie touristique et affirmation de son identité culturelle troublée par de nombreux combats. C’est de ce point de vue extérieur biaisé, parfois imprégné d’une certaine culpabilité, que nous découvrons le pays, pris dans les foules de touristes baignant le quotidien d’un peuple. C’est au cœur de ces lieux communs qu’apparaissent sporadiquement des tableaux riches et incongrus. Ils témoignent de nos a priori face à une force de reconstruction, de réappropriation ; autant de scènes vues comme des installations.
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Fresh frame

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Piece of solitude

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Edin Chavez
Travel junkie, animal lover, troublemaker, daydreamer and a bit obsessed with my camera. Addicted to documentaries, coffee, hot sauce, and blue cheese.
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