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Photos of Vietnam taken by Argentine journalist presented in HCMC

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The Ho Chi Minh City’s War Remnants Museum and the Embassy of Argentina in Vietnam organized an exhibition titled "Stories from a camera” featuring photos of Vietnam captured by Argentine journalist Ignacio Ezcurra . The display will open to visitors until August 30.

Argentine journalist Ignacio Ezcurra

Argentine journalist Ignacio Ezcurra

The event presents to viewers exhibits including items, documents and photos describing the land and people of Vietnam in the wartime and at the present. The pictures were taken by Argentine journalist Ignacio Ezcurra and his granddaughter .
Ignacio Ezcurra was born in 1939 in San Isidro, Argentina. He studied at the University of Missouri and became one of the leading journalists of his time. Ezcurra was best known for his works as the Vietnam's War correspondent for the Argentinian newspaper La Nación. He disappeared while staying in Saigon.
Ignacio Ezcurra also wrote several chronicles about racial problems in the United States, interviewed Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, and reported the conflicts in the Middle East the guerrilla warfare in El Salvador.
Last year, the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organization and the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City held a ceremony receiving memorabilia of Argentine journalist Ignacio Ezcurra on the occasion of 50 years since he was reported missing in Vietnam (May 8, 1968). Attending at the event were Argentine Ambassador to Vietnam Juan Carlos Valle Raleigh and Ms. Encarnacion Ezcurra, daughter of journalist Ignacio Ezcurra who comes to Vietnam to commemorate her father who disappeared in Sai Gon in while covering the war.
The War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City received objects from Argentine Ambassador, including the book titled Hasta Vietnam (To Vietnam), a collection of articles and photos about American Aggression in Vietnam.

By MINH AN - Translated by Kim Khanh

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