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Photo book on Hanoi to be introduced at the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair

Updated at Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018, 14:54
The Hanoitimes - A photo book on the capital of Hanoi will be introduced at the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany, in October.
Nguyen Xi Street - a book street in Hanoi.
Nguyen Xi Street - a book street in Hanoi.
Accordingly, the Goethe-Institut Hanoi has extended an invitation to all people to contribute their photographs to the publication of a photo book on the capital of Hanoi. The book will be both in English and Vietnamese and includes six chapters: “Hanoi from above”, “Change over Time” (timeline photos from the past 25 years), “Architecture and Housing”, “People of the City”, “Urban Transport’ and ‘Soul of the City”. The deadline for photo submissions will be March 31.
The contributions will mainly apply to chapter six, reflecting traditions, contemporary culture and the identity of Vietnam’s capital city. In addition to highlighting the inner city, the photos should also convey the emerging new lifestyles, for example at the western parts of Hanoi, which became an administrative part of the city just ten years ago as well as traditional trade villages and the long-term connection between the city and the surrounding countryside.
Hanoi’s increasing street-art may also be worth documenting. A photo exhibition, entitled “My Hanoi”, with photos selected for the “Soul of the city” chapter, will also be held in October. The book’s editor and the exhibition’s curator is Michael Waibel - an urban geographer and project leader at the University of Hamburg, Germany. Over the past 20 years, he has spent time in Vietnam and observed with admiration the people and country as it further develops.
A photo book on the capital of Hanoi will be introduced at the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany, in October. The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world's largest trade fair for books, based both on the number of publishing companies represented, and the number of visitors. It is considered to be the most important book fair in the world for international deals and trading. The five-day annual event in mid-October is held at the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The first three days are restricted exclusively to professional visitors; the general public attend the fair on the weekend.
Several thousand exhibitors representing book publishing, multimedia and technology companies, as well as content providers from all over the world gather in order to negotiate international publishing rights and license fees. The fair is organised by Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH, a subsidiary of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association. More than 7,000 exhibitors from over 100 countries and more than 278,000 visitors took part in the year 2016.
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