“Sacred Legacy” Exhibition Opens in HCMC

Vietnamese people will have a chance to know more about the broad and extraordinary diversity among the North American tribes with the “Sacred Legacy” photographic exhibit opened on Thursday in HCMC.

An exhibit about the North American tribesman
The U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City and the Ho Chi Minh City General Science Library hosted the exhibition at the Ho Chi Minh City General Science Library.

This unique collection was created expressly for the United States Department of State.

It features 60 photographic prints by renowned U.S. photographer and ethnographer Edward S. Curtis that illustrate the broad and extraordinary diversity among the North American tribes in the early years of the 20th century.

The images are printed in a variety of sizes and media reflecting the impact of the photographed individual or object. The images represent the diverse cultural geographic regions in which Edward S. Curtis worked and studied, and illustrate his artistry in portrait, landscape, still life and ceremonial photography.

The U.S. Government sponsors exhibits which introduce the cultures and peoples of the United States to the people of Viet Nam and also supports programs in the United States, like the on-going Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., which increase the American people's understanding of Viet Nam.

The exhibition will last until July 12.

Reported by K.U – Translated by Thuy Hang

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