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Contrast of Saigon

Though now officially named Ho Chi Minh City, this city is still commonly known as “Saigon” by locals and foreigners. Saigon is more than just a historical name for the city; it evokes the stories and emotions attached to this land and its people. There have been several books about Saigon, made by local and foreign artists, but Soyon has taken a very unique angle on the subject. Contrasts of Saigon considers the Saigon of today – a city of contrasts, where the juxtaposition of East and West, yin and yang, high and low, and traditional and modern are just a part of everyday life. Those contrasts have created a Saigon of today: chaotic yet interesting and dynamic. From hundreds of pictures, sixty-eight pictures were chosen for the book to reflect Saigon from different lens of fifteen photographers. The book is a prolific and accomplished body of visual and literary work, a product of a big collaboration between Soyon team, photographers and the printing house.

Nguyen Mai
Graphic designer. Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam