French photographer captures the unexpected in Hue

Two children sit in a toy boat behind a thatched hut, smiling without a care in the world. The "toy boat" is actually the casing of a huge bomb dropped by American Air forces during the American War.

This is one of 36 black and white photographs depicting the life of ethnic group in the central province of Thua Thien - Hue that are currently on display in Hue City.

The exhibition on Ba Dan Toc Tinh Thua Thien-Hue: Co Tu, Ta Oi, Pa Co (Three minorities of Thua Thien-Hue Province: Co Tu, Ta Oi and Pa Co) features photos taken by a French photographer Sebastien Laval during his ten day field trip to the two mountainous districts of Nam Dong and A Luoi in the province in March last year.

The exhibition will run until January 4, 2010 at the French Culture Centre on Le Hong Phong Street in Hue City.

(Source: VNS)

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