Award-winning photographer Astrid Schulz's series, 100 Faces of Vietnam aims to showcase the effect of westernization and modernization on the current Vietnamese society.
Astrid describes herself as a person who is “passionate about storytelling and transformation, and loves to explore what represents a person — or an entire community — by recording their characteristics and most intimate traits.”
Astrid further describes her project and her inspiration and motivation behind the series:
“Vietnam is still a communist country, but it has opened its doors to the West and it is developing fast. Its cities are almost unrecognizable from how they looked 10 years ago. With this in mind, I wondered, “What is going on behind closed doors?” I wanted to take a closer look beneath the facade and explore how people use their personal spaces at home or at work.”
“So, the project, 100 Faces of Vietnam, represents a society which is on the brink of change; it shows the people from a developing country caught between tradition and modernity. Photographed in four different cities from the north to the center — Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An — these portraits offer a view into people’s homes and workplaces as well as insight into their lives and concerns. Some of them, as you will see, are rather unexpected.”
Astrid's work has appeared in various publications including the British Journal of Photography, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, f-LIP Magazine, Chaeng Magazine, Fitzrovia Journal, Soho Journal, CNN Magazine, South-Pacific Magazine and Lonley Planet. Internationally recognized, she exhibits at festivals, solo shows and group exhibitions.
For more of Astrid's work, check out her website.
written by crissyrobles on 2018-10-21