Contrasts 21c : People & Places - Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia Hardback
by Bill Caplan
When the author and his wife travelledto Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia to visit and learn about the ethnic settlementsin the mountain highlands and river deltas, no book was intended.
They soughtonly to meet people and explore their environs.
What transpired instead was aneye-opening experience about human adaptability, the incredible contrastsbetween rural and city life still present in this 21st century, a reflection onlife's values.
They returned with more than 10,000 photographs and a lot toponder.
Contrasts 21c is a photo essay about people and places in Vietnam, Laosand Cambodia that hopes to bring attention to the cultural diversity of thisregion and its challenges.
The warmth of the people they met, theiradaptability and spirit are what inspired this book. The mountainous terrains, lowlands and banks ofthe Mekong and Red rivers - lands of stunning beauty - are home to a richdiversity of cultures, an admixture of ancient tradition and present-dayreality.
From linear villages lining roadsides and shorelines, to small hamletsand large cities, this is a story best experienced by exploration, best toldthrough its images - the people - their faces, their eyes and often theirsmiles; and these most incredible places. 234 pages of the author's selectphotographs interspersed with text and maps tell this story of 21st-centurycontrasts, the cultural diversity of this region, and its challenges.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages, Halftones, color
- Publisher: Libri Publishing
- Publication Date: 30/09/2018
- Category: Photographs: collections
- ISBN: 9781911451044