“I express myself with images” – Chu Viet Ha.
Chu Viet Ha is among the most well-known street photographers of Vietnam, and the most impressive of his generation that does street photography. Although not born in Hanoi, Ha lives in and loves the city, where most of his works come from. Each of his photographs demonstrates his unique view and catches the viewers’ attention and thoughts.
“…I am a photography lover, especially street photography. Photography is a bridge that connects myself and the outer world. Photography is like a religion, and capturing the right moment decides. I love people and approaching them, I want to bring the viewers closer to the subject…”
Chu Viet Ha keeps astonishing his followers on his social pages with his shots. And his works have been published on different magazines featuring street photography. For instance, IPA (invisiblephotographer.asia with”Vietnam – Feeting Encounters”), 121clicks (A world-class portal dedicated for arts & photography), Streethunters, etc. Also, Ha sat as a judge for “Photo Talk” competition by Fujifilm Vietnam. Then, Flicker rated Ha as 1 of the 15 best Street photographers of the world in 2016. And in the same year, he exhibited his “Like a Life” collection, funded by AIA. In 2018 his works were displayed at “Dong Xuan market exhibition” in Berlin, Germany. Additionally, he acts as the judge of “London Festival Street Photography”.
His images are all over many photography sites and magazines including Invisible Photographer Asia, Streethunters, Eric Kim blog, etc. He is working at APF (Art Photo Feature) magazine as an editor.
Momentlives proudly work with Chu Viet Ha on our new tour “Hanoi Street Photography”. On this tour, Chu Viet Ha will be side by side with you. He will lead you into his world of photography concepts. Furthermore, he will share with you his view, capture angles, his approach. His aim is to enrich your photography experience by capturing Hanoi lifestyle.
Join Chu Viet Ha and Momentlives on this Hanoi photography tour with your camera!
7:00 – 8:15 am: As a prelude to our Hanoi Street photography tour, Chu Viet Ha starts with walking you around Hoan Kiem lake and capture the start of the day for many Hanoians: Doing Tai Chi or exercise. Ha wil be sharing with you about Hanoi and how to capture the right moment.
8:15-9:45 am: Walk the major streets of the Old Quarter such as Dinh Liet, Ta Hien, Ham Buom. Then pass O Quan Truong gate and venture out to Dong Xuan market. During this walk, Ha will be taking you further info his world of photography, sharing with you a lot more about the composition, the light, the right angle and how to depict Hanoi’s spirit.
9:45-10:45 am: Hanoi’s Old Quarter comprises of streets whose names begin with the “Hang” word, which means “merchandise”, then the second word is the name of the particular merchandise. The names derive from the history when merchants gather in different streets, each traded a certain type of good. These days, some of the streets still trade the same item for which the name. Ha will be walking you through some of these streets, such as Hang Dong, Hang Thiec, we more photo opts are waiting to be captured.
10:45 – 12:00 pm: Finish the morning with a photo critique session in a cafe of the Old Quarter. Herein, Ha will be going through every photo you have taken and show you his opinions, what he think could better your photo, if need be. Tour completes at 12:00 pm.
– Photographer Chu Viet Ha
– A translator, also a photography enthusiast
– All entry fees
– Personal expenses
– Items not listed in the inclusions