Bahnar people come to life in L’Espace
By Ha Thanh in Hanoi
A photographic exhibition called ‘The Bahnar Minority in Kontum’ from brothers Nguyen Kinh Chi and Nguyen Dong Chi will open at the French Cultural Center, L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street in Hanoi.
|A photo of Bahnar woman on show at L’Espace in Hanoi - Photo: Courtesy of the organizers |
The exhibition is being held to mark the occasion of the bilingual publication of a book with the same title.
In 1934, aged 21 years old, Nguyen Dong Chi followed his brother Nguyen Kinh Chi to live in Kontum in the Central Highlands. During their 10 month stay, the two men spent time researching and collecting data on the Bahnar, an ethnic minority living in the city of Kontum and their customs.
The research was published in book Every Kontum (Hue, 1937) and now is being translated into English, titled The Bahnar Minority in Kontum (2011) by the Ancient Far East Institute France in collaboration with Knowledge Publisher.
The show runs until September 19.