Nguyen Anh Mai is a Vietnamese visual artist who has great concern in contemporary issues. He majored in Economics at University of Surrey, United Kingdom. However, his interest in documentary photography lead him to work in the field of photojournalism. His works are often a mixture of observational and poetic documentary with heavily personal emotion influence.
In 2013, he joined VnExpress Newspaper and worked as the main staff photographer. In 2015, Nguyen Anh quitted his job at VnExpress and has been freelancing for various local news outlets as well as focusing on his personal projects.
In 2016, Nguyen Anh finished a One Year Certificate at International Center of Photography in New York.
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In the Spring of 2011, the nationwide protest against President Bashar al-Assad's government turned into an armed conflict. Since then, the ongoing war has left the country devastated and million of people suffered. In 2014 report, the UN stated that 6.5 million Syrian people have been displaced and nearly 200.000 people have been killed.
These photographs aim to chronicle the lives of people in Syria including civilians and soldier who are suffering the horrors of war and trying to lead a normal life.
On the 4th October 2013, Vietnamese military hero General Vo Nguyen Giap passed away at 102 years old. He is a long time friend and partner of Ho Chi Minh. Vo Nguyen Giap founded Vietnamese people's army in 1944 and led them to victory in the iconic battle of Dien Bien Phu.
A week after his death, hundreds of thousands of people visited his house to pay respect and mourn. The length of people queueing is up to several kilometres. Vietnamese people believe he is the last hero of the corrupted country.