I've been extraordinarily busy these past few weeks setting up three photo talks in Hanoi. These are scheduled for November 5, 11, and 12 at well known and popular venues in the capital's art scene.
These talks will include about 80 color photographs; most -but not all- featured in my newly published Hầu Đồng: The Spirit Mediums of Viet Nam photo book. The talks will be in English, as well as Vietnamese by a translator.
The interest has been beyond my most optimistic expectations, with major Vietnamese newspapers already reporting on the book and on the three public events.
Members of Hanoi’s Hầu Đồng community are invited, along with the members of the press and a handful of television stations, such Vietnam News Agency, VTV4 and Hanoi TV will be there as well.
Marketing and commemorative materials such as posters of the event are planned, and will hopefully be ready by the time the photo talks are held.
So I look forward to welcome Hanoi'ans (and others perhaps) to attend my talks, and enter the world of the mystical world of Đạo Mẫu and its rituals.