Vietnam's first ever licensed nude photography exhibition took place last month in Ho Chi Minh City. A collection of
portraits was exhibited with the title Tao Tac , which translates loosely to subtle pieces making a whole when put together.
Hosted by the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association Headquarters, the show collated over four years of shoots, editing and planning by Vietnamese photographer Hao Nhien.
The most difficult step in organizing the exhibition, he says, was the process of preparing the bare content, but for many of his contemporaries the fact that he was able to lift the curtain on such content was an even greater achievement in
Vietnam's highly censored context.
This is a sign that the door might be opening wider for similar events to be permitted, Hao Nhien's fellow photographer Nguyen A told local media. What makes me even happier is that Ho Chi Minh City [authorities] have taken the lead with such an