Hanoi by night: restless, bustling, claustrophobic. Breathless heat and cramped living quarters drive people onto the city streets. With doors and windows flung wide open, domestic worlds spill out into the public arena.
Flashes of intimacy and heavy moods, resonant colour fused with physical proximity, and the constant rhythms of pavement narratives are transformed into a complex fabric that lends almost palpable presence to life in Vietnam’s capital.
André Luetzen (*1963) studied visual communication at the Academy of fine arts Hamburg and at the International Center of Photography New York. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, such as in the Haus der Photographie/Deichtorhallen Hamburg, the Krefelder Kunstmuseen, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Noorderlicht Photo Gallery Groningen, and at the New York Photo Festival. André Luetzen´s pictures got featured in several international publications like Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Mare, Lettre, LFI Magazin, Art or Newsweek Japan. His last books „Before Elvis there was nothing“ and „Public Private Hamoi“ have been published at Kehrer Publishing House, Heidelberg. He teached photography at the Folkwang University in Essen and at the Muthesius Art School in Kiel and gave workshops in different countries like the Netherlands, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Sudan, Russia or New Zealand.
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