American photographer presents his first exhibition in city

A photo exhibition called “That Little Distance” by American photographer Jamie Maxtone-Graham opened at Galerie Quynh in Ho Chi Minh City on September 25.

The display is a visual performance on the fragility of the daily experience. Pictures were produced in the derelict setting of a former factory; and enigmatic portraits of individuals with his own presence are subdued in deep shadow. Each photo was taken with an exposure of 15 to 20 seconds.

Jamie Maxtone-Graham has been working for more than 20 years in the field of narrative cinematography, engendering an eclectic body of works ranging from independent films, mainstream feature films, episodic television, and photography.

He first came to Vietnam in 1990 for the documentary movie titled “From Hollywood to Hanoi” and returned to Hanoi for several times before calling Hanoi his home.

In 2007 Maxtone-Graham was awarded a Fulbright Research Fellowship to pursue State of Youth, a photographic project on contemporary youth culture in Vietnam.

He has published numerous photography portfolios in notable publications such as burn Magazine, Trans Asia Photography Review, Culturehall, Invisible Photographer Asia, and Photography & Culture.

His photographs have been featured in exhibitions in Europe and Asia including ASEAN, Le Magasin de Jouets, Arles, France (2013); Media/Art Kitchen, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta (2013); Terra Cognita: Noorderlich Photofestival, Groningen, Netherlands (2012); and The Desiring Garden, Kathmandu Photo Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (2012).

Jamie Maxtone-Graham lives and works in Hanoi.

Compiled by Kim Khanh

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