Photo Exhibition by Adam Birkan + Freelance Meet-up

Foreign Correspondent Club of Thailand (FCCT) -

The Immovable Object and The Unstoppable Force
Photographs by Adam Birkan

Freelance Meet-up Night and
Exhibition opening: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 7PM 

Hanoi is 1006 years old, and like the rings of an ancient tree, different eras of its history are etched into its landscapes and people. In few places are the past and present so visually evident in Asia. It is also a case study for emerging economies. In 2009 the urban population was estimated to be 2.9 million. In 2015, it was 7 million. Globalization is an unstoppable force, but its history is proving to be an immovable object. As the two forces meet in the 21st century, they have begun to transform the city in to a strange and exciting amalgamation of past and present. This photo series is a quiet meditation on the current state of Hanoi. It examines both ends of the economic spectrum, individually and as juxtapositions to each other. It is also an attempt to resist the orientalist cliche’s created by the western gaze. The photos are a chronicle of Hanoi’s past, present, and its development towards an uncertain future. 

Adam Birkan is a freelance editorial photographer and visual storyteller. Born in Jerusalem and raised in the far off land of Cincinnati. Adam has been named one of Magnum's 30 Under 30 and the winner of Photo District News' Emerging Photographer award, as well as a finalist in the 2014 National Geographic competition. He was also a participant in the 28th Eddie Adams Workshop. He has a Bachelors of Science in Visual Communication with from Ohio University. He is currently based in Bangkok, focusing on long term, and short term projects that address economic disparity in Asia. 

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Foreign Correspondent Club of Thailand (FCCT)

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand Penthouse, Maneeya Center 518/5 Ploenchit Road (connected to BTS Skytrain Chidlom Station), Bangkok, Thailand 10330

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Foreign Correspondent Club of Thailand (FCCT)
Foreign Correspondent Club of Thailand (FCCT)

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand Penthouse, Maneeya Center 518/5 Ploenchit Road (connected to BTS Skytrain Chidlom Station), Bangkok, Thailand 10330

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