VN brides and grooms in 1989 through the lens of American artist

VietNamNet Bridge – By photographic language, David Alan Harvey has expressed his love for Hanoi through pictures of everyday life, festivals, weddings, funerals … More than 20 years have passed, but Vietnam memories have never faded in the head of this American photographer.

David Alan Harvey.

David Alan Harvey.

From the first time to touch a camera at the age of 12, David Alan Harvey knew that photography was his destiny. And since then, he has traveled to over 50 countries to record the life and people of different cultures. The 69-year-old American photographer said he was inspired by the life and ordinary people.

In 1989, he paid a visit to Vietnam and his pictures of Vietnamese people have now become precious materials.

David Alan Harvey.

David Alan Harvey.

Firecracker procession in Dong Ky Village, Bac Ninh Province.

Firecracker procession in Dong Ky Village, Bac Ninh Province.

Firecracker contest in Dong Ky.

Firecracker contest in Dong Ky.

Wedding day.

Wedding day.

The bride at her new home.

The bride at her new home.

The room of the young couple.

The room of the young couple.

Hanoi's center looked from above, with the Hoan Kiem Lake in the upper right corner.

Hanoi's center looked from above, with the Hoan Kiem Lake in the upper right corner.

A cow runs on Giang Vo lakeside, in front of the Giang Vo apartment building, Hanoi.

A cow runs on Giang Vo lakeside, in front of the Giang Vo apartment building, Hanoi.

The street of Hanoi before Tet.

The street of Hanoi before Tet.

After a day of work, workers return home on Long Bien Bridge (Hanoi), which was destroyed by U.S. bombs during the war.

After a day of work, workers return home on Long Bien Bridge (Hanoi), which was destroyed by U.S. bombs during the war.

A dog that is being processing into cuisines in a restaurant in Hanoi.

A dog that is being processing into cuisines in a restaurant in Hanoi.

People pray at a temple in Hanoi on the occasion of the Lunar New Year.

People pray at a temple in Hanoi on the occasion of the Lunar New Year.

Hanoi street.

Hanoi street.

A child on a Peugeot motorcycle.

A child on a Peugeot motorcycle.

A boy selling balloons.

A boy selling balloons.

Father and child.

Father and child.

A funeral in Hanoi.

A funeral in Hanoi.

A family of Hanoi.

A family of Hanoi.

A woman wearing traditional costume, holding a bowl of fruit for worship.

A woman wearing traditional costume, holding a bowl of fruit for worship.

A child dressed in winter clothes in Hanoi.

A child dressed in winter clothes in Hanoi.

A former fighter pilot during the Vietnam War with his son.

A former fighter pilot during the Vietnam War with his son.

Girls are preparing for a beauty contest in Hanoi.

Girls are preparing for a beauty contest in Hanoi.

Excitedly tracking the competition.

Excitedly tracking the competition.

A boy on The Huc Bridge, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi.

A boy on The Huc Bridge, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi.

Artists are preparing for performances at the theater.

Artists are preparing for performances at the theater.

A noodle shop in Hanoi.

A noodle shop in Hanoi.

On a field in Hanoi. Tri Thuc Tre

On a field in Hanoi. Tri Thuc Tre

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