The photo collection by Thanh Tung on non la (conical hats) depicts moments from the daily lives of Vietnamese women in different regions throughout the country. It may be an image of a woman in Soc Trang province in the Mekong Delta riding a bicycle at dawn, or of wives and mothers in fishing villages in south-central Vietnam sitting on the beach waiting for their ocean-going relatives to return, or women hard at work under the baking sun on salt fields in south-central Khanh Hoa province.
Non la are a symbol of Vietnamese women and of the Vietnamese countryside. Images express the simple beauty of Vietnamese women and their hard work and love for their family. The hats are worn by women everywhere, protecting them from sun and rain or acting as a fan to create some breeze. Furthermore, non la make Vietnamese women more charming in their daily lives.
Twenty photos of non la are now on display at Thanh Tung Studio, 2nd Floor, 42 Nguyen Thai Binh, D.1, HCMC.