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Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell



I’m delighted to say that my first photography exhibition is opening soon. Mirror Cities: Hanoi / Yangon is a collection of street portraits from the two cities. The pictures are presented in pairs, Hanoi in black and white, Yangon in colour, with each pair sharing some commonality in subject, style or theme.

The where and when:
Vietnam in Focus, 46 Hang Vai Street,
Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.
Opening night: Saturday 10th September from 7pm to 10pm.
Free admission.

If you’re in Hanoi – or if you feel like hopping on a plane – please come along on the opening night, or pop in at any time over the next month or so.

Vietnam in Focus is a cafe / gallery in central Hanoi and a photography tour company, offering individual and group tours in Hanoi and northern Vietnam. A big thank you to Alex and Colm at ViF for making this happen.


16 Responses to “Exhibitionism”

  1. Photofinland by Rantasalot

    Congratulations for the first exhibition. I would really like to visit, but I am so far away. I wish you some day show photos from the exhibition here in the blog, or mayby some day you have an exhibition here.

    • Jon Sanwell

      Thank you! All the pictures in the exhibition have appeared in the blog in various posts over the last eighteen months or so. At some point soon, I’ll re-post them altogether.

  2. BuntyMcC

    Congratulations; a well-deserved exhibit! No plane rides in my futurebut I hope to see your photos here after the exhibit closes.

    • Jon Sanwell

      Thank you, Bunty. I don’t think the exhibition will be travelling any further afield, but you never know.

  3. corneliaweberphotography

    I am so happy for you , your photography work is amazing, all the portraits capture the real soul of people. Wish you much success and recognition. May the Light be with you

      • Jeff Bell

        I just bought my ticket and will be headed to Yangon in two weeks. Anywhere off the beaten path you’d recommend? Also, what theme do you use for your blog?

    • Jon Sanwell

      Yangon is a fantastic place for photography, I’m sure you’ll love it. It’s not really off the beaten track, but I really liked wandering around the downtown area, particularly Chinatown, a seemingly endless grid of narrow streets where there’s always lots going on. If you want to get out of the city, a trip on the circle line train is a good option – I got off the train at Mingaladon, where there’s a big market to explore. I would also recommend Mingalar market in the north of the city – but there was a serious fire there earlier this year, so I don’t know if it’s re-opened yet.

      The theme I use for the blog is Photography. It’s one of the premium themes, which means that you can customise it a lot, but you have to pay for it.

      Hope that all helps – enjoy your trip!

      • Jeff Bell

        Thank you Jon. I’ll check those places out. Also, I downloaded your book “downriver” and really enjoyed it. I can only imagine how awesome that journey must have been.

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