While Vietnam is a unique and culturally diverse country, many aspects of it elude the public eye. Luther College alumnus Tuan Phan's art exhibit, "Photos of Vietnam," explores sides of the country not often seen.
The exhibit, on display Sept. 7-Oct. 9 in Preus Library on the Luther campus, is open to the public with no charge for admission.
"Photos of Vietnam" gives an intimate look at modern life in Vietnam and ties in with the upcoming January term study abroad class, "Paideia 450: Stability and Change in Vietnam." This class, combining elements of economics and political science, will travel to several regions of Vietnam, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta, to experience different aspects of Vietnamese culture.
Photographs by Phan have been featured in almost 30 international exhibitions and received multiple awards. Phan received 15 international awards in 2003 alone, including top 10 rankings in both color and black and white photography.
Phan graduated from Luther in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He also holds a master's degree in accounting from the University of Iowa. He currently resides in California.
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