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Long Thanh's Handmade Black and White Photography

Published September 17th, 2011

VOYEUR – The images are evocative. Steamy, pouring rain... the faces of homeless children... the weathered skin of experience. Vietnamese photographer Long Thanh, 51, finds inspiration all around him. Forget elaborate studio set-ups and awkwardly posed models. Look at a photograph taken by Long and it’s more likely you’ll see the toothless, betel nut-stained mouth of an old woman or street seller weighed down by a load of bananas. You almost experience the heat, sounds and smells of South-East Asia.

SUNDAY MORNING POST - Eyes Wide Shutter - Vietnamese photographer Long Thanh’s word is celebrated internationally, but he’s content to stay in the remote town where he was born, writes Morgan Ommer

THE AGE - A Life In Pictures - Long Thanh’s photographs of Vietnam speak of sorrow and love. beauty and hardship, writes Anne Crawford. We are in an upstairs store-rrom of a Collingwood gallery exhibiting the works of the international acclaimed Vietnamese photographer, Long Thanh. We are trying to make sense of English...

KUNST - “Een donkere kamer heeft iets magisch” - Vietnamese fotograaf Long Thanh vertelt over zijn lange carriere in de zwart-witfotografie. Het werk van Vietnamese fotografen sijpelt maar mondjesmaat door in de wereld. Long Thanh is een van de bekendste fotografen in zijn land. Hij exposeerde onder meer in Duitsland en Australië

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