Life in the Mekong, Can Tho 20 years ago

The peaceful and colourful life of simple and sincere people in Cantho was captured by the photographer Harry Gruyaert in 1994.

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Harry Gruyaert is a Belgian photographer born in 1941. He studied Film and Photography from 1959 to 1962. He spent time working as a freelance photographer in Paris, then working for the famous photo magazine named Magnum.

In 1994, he visited Vietnam and recorded the ordinary moments of people in the Can Tho River. In the picture, there was a girl rowing on the Hau river. The photographer said he was fascinated by the living of sincere workers in the land. His pictures reflect Can Tho people‘s lives in 1994.

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The photographer said he was fascinated by the innocent children in the land.
The photographer said he was fascinated by the innocent children in the land.
His pictures reflect Can Tho people‘s lives in 1994.
His pictures reflect Can Tho people‘s lives in 1994.
Breakfast at the floating market was also one of the attractive experiences leaving much impression in the heart of Western tourists. You can enjoy hu tieu (noodle soup), hot bowl of Crab paste vermicelli soup on a small boat or enjoy the sweet smell of Vietnamese conjugal cake with bitter coffee.
Breakfast at the floating market was also one of the attractive experiences leaving much impression in the heart of Western tourists. You can enjoy hu tieu (noodle soup), hot bowl of Crab paste vermicelli soup on a small boat or enjoy the sweet smell of Vietnamese conjugal cake with bitter coffee.
A waitress at a fine restaurant of the time.
A waitress at a fine restaurant of the time.
Pictures of the ordinary life in a market in Can Tho.
Pictures of the ordinary life in a market in Can Tho.
Bicycle vendor selling bird cage was very familiar with the Vietnamese in the 90s.
Bicycle vendor selling bird cage was very familiar with the Vietnamese in the 90s.

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