Please join us in the Bookshop and meet John Ramsden who is introducing his book Hanoi after the War, published by Skira.
The black and white photographs by John Ramsden, depicting everyday life in the North of Vietnam just after the war, reveal a world of hardship, poverty and endurance, but also an ancient culture still very much alive, with scenes of wistful beauty amidst the austerity.
Well known Vietnamese writers describe living through the period, in essays full of vivid memories and telling detail. Each photograph has a caption by Duong Trung Quoc, an eminent historian who takes us deeper into what we are seeing.
John Ramsden lived in Hanoi from 1980 to 1982, when he was Deputy Head of the British Embassy. He spent the rest of his diplomatic career in Europe. In 2013 his photographs were the subject of exhibitions in London and Hanoi. He is now retired and divides his time between London and France. His interests are photography and painting.
Thu 29 Nov, 18.00 - 20.00, Bookshop
Free event, no Booking.