Light and shadow, photography and poetry build a new perspective on Vietnam as a place of proud identity, long-lasting vitality and charm. The enduring acts of farming, fishing, trades and culture of this remarkable land come alive here.
Many artists & critics agree that Timeless Vietnam is a masterpiece!
— Publishers Weekly
“Canh Tang has captured qualities of this timeless, exotic Asian land that have eluded other photographers. This Red Rock Press collection will amaze and excite you.”
--Jan C. Scruggs, founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
“This book crystallizes the timelessness of the moment by skillfully weaving a tapestry of Vietnam, the land, its peoples, arts and religions. The interplay between image and text truly heightens the aesthetic effect and experience.”
--Quang Phu Vang, lector in Vietnamese, Yale University
--Linn Dinh is a translator and poet whose new work, Love Like Hate, is a novel of contemporary Vietnam.
Crossing the Tam Giang Lagoon
—Lap An wood gatherers wade through lagoon to market their small fuel bundles, July, 2011.
A New Day
—A farmer takes his buffalo to feed on wild grass before their work begins, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue, March, 2010.
—Schoolchildren devote free hours to learning a family craft, the making of non la, the traditional hat, An Luu town, Thua Thien-Hue, 2005.
Timeless poetry complements Canh Tang's remarkable photographs:
The Fisherman Speaks
Beyond harm’s reach persist in your own sphere—
some streamor sea none covets or disputes.
Plying a paddle, row your river boat
and catch a livelihood fromdawn to dusk.
Weave your way through rivers’ zigs and zags,
with fishing line and rodmade of bamboo.
Befriend themoon by night, the wind by day—
sing a gay tune, enjoy a jar of wine.
Drift past where cranes resort, where oysters haunt.
In nature take delight, at ease and free,
The fish and shrimp, by Heaven sent, abound.
You eat your fill—for what else could you wish?
—from Duong Tu Ha Mau by Nguyen Dinh Chieu,
translated by Huynh Sanh Thong
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