Projection de portfolios
All around us, our landscape is changing. As globalization casts its spores over Vietnam, its cities face the threat of losing their individuality. Destruction shadows the course of construction; upheavals accompany installations; and buildings blossom overnight. The incessant transformation of our environment results in the formation of new landscapes, extending far beyond the city limits. While this fills some hearts with hope, it fills others with grief and uncertainty. With the creation of new buildings, traditional architecture and tight-knit communal spaces are becoming relics of a time that is now rapidly receding into the past. Empty fields now serve as a breeding ground for new apartment blocks. In this modern vertical living, we become detached in our own private boxes, isolating ourselves from other people and distancing ourselves yet further from nature.
Alongside the alterations in the landscape, sentiments and attitudes are also undergoing dramatic change in Vietnam, as people are gradually beginning to free themselves from the traditions and social norms that have persisted for generations. With the emergence of new status symbols and cultural reference points, people are left in limbo between doubt
Volatile States is a reflection on the direction modern society is taking in Vietnam, as it vies to keep up with the rest of the world. It highlights juxtapositions and struggles that exist between old and new, the natural and the man-made. In a world that is becoming increasingly detached, this project questions the consequences this might bring.
Born in 1984 in Long An, Vietnamese photographer Duy Phuong grew up surrounded by photography. After entering university to study for a degree 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 Musée du Quai Branly as part of the Photoquai photography biennale exhibition.
Starting in 2012, his work has increasingly gained recognition both at home and abroad, with numerous personal and collective exhibitions at the Centre Culturel Français in Hanoi and Hue, at Casa Italia in HaNoi, at Sao La Art Space in Ho Chi Minh City, at Richard D.Baron Gallery in Ohio, and at Saatchi Gallery in London as well as the Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia, Photo Kathmandu in Nepal, the Singapore International Photography Festival, the Sequences Photography Festival in Romania, the WITP Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition in England, the Poznan Art Week in Poland and the Start Art Fair 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.
Bibliographie & expositions
- 2020 – Festival Présence(s)Photographie, – Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France (upcoming)
- 2019 – Edition V exhibition, – Officine Fotografiche Milano, Italia (upcoming)
- 2019 – PHOTO IS:RAEL’s 7th International Photography Festival- , Tel-Aviv, Israel (upcoming)
- 2019 – From North to South and beyond: A Vietnamese photographic journey, – Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia (upcoming)
- 2019 – Edition V exhibition, – Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK
- 2019 – Festival Les Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert, France