“Touching Dream”, from 27 Jul 2017
44 Hallam Street, London
“Holding Water” – Start Fair, 14 – 17 Sep 2017
Saatchi Gallery, London
“The Dreamers”, 06 – 17 Nov 2017
Camden Image Gallery, London
“Volatile States” – Online Exhibition, 25 Aug – 14 Sep 2017
Corridor Elephant, Paris
Photographs from the two collections “Holding Water” and “The Dreamers” by Vietnamese photographer Le Nguyen Duy Phuong will be presented at two exhibitions in London in September.
Another collection, entitled “Volatile States”, will be displayed on the French photography website Corridor Elephant in November.
His “Touching Dream” photo collection has also been featured in an ongoing exhibition in London since July.
About the artist:
Born in 1984 in Long An, Duy Phuong grew up surrounded by photography. His parents offered their photography services for family events and eventually opened their own modest studio.
After entering university to major in photography in 2006, he was selected in 2008 by Jean-Luc Amand Fournier from the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles for a three-month residency. His work was displayed the following year at the Musee du Quai Branly as part of the Photoquai photography biennale exhibition.
Since returning to Vietnam he’s devoted his energies to his personal photographic projects. “Holding Water” is a five-year long project documenting the lives of people living near the Tri An Lake in the southern province of Dong Nai. Dealing with the cyclical nature of life, it often blurs the line between truth and fiction. He balances form and concept in a way that is both provocative and restrained.
Starting in 2012, his work has increasingly gained recognition both at home and abroad, with numerous personal and collective exhibitions at the Centre Culturel Francais in Hanoi and Hue, at Casa Italia in Hanoi, and the Sao La Art Space in Ho Chi Minh City as well as the Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia, Photo Kathmandu in Nepal, the Singapore Internationl Photography Festival, the Sequences Photography Fetival in Romania, and the WITP Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition in England. In 2016, he was invited by photographer PiPo Nguyen-duy who teaches at Oberlin College in the USA for one-month residency and solo exhibition along with a series of lectures and workshops.
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