Khái niệm Nhiếp ảnh

Bản đồ của Terra Incognita

Trong bản đồ học, terra incognita đề cập đến các khu vực chưa được lập bản đồ hoặc ghi chép. Cụm từ này được cho là xuất hiện lần đầu tiên trong cuốn Địa lý của Ptolemy vào khoảng năm 150 CN. Nó phân định các lãnh thổ chưa được khám phá hoặc chưa được biết đến. Điều thú vị là cụm từ này cũng được sử dụng một cách ẩn dụ để mô tả bất kỳ chủ đề hoặc lĩnh vực nghiên cứu nào chưa được khám phá.


Giải thích triển lãm XEM – Meta Far-East

Written by Dr Bridget Tracy Tan
Director, Institute of Southeast Asia Arts – Art Galleries
Academic Advisor (Southeast Asian Arts)
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Cách chụp của Quang Lâm hoàn toàn xoay quanh sự chơi, nhưng nó cũng xoay quanh trách nhiệm. Anh muốn người xem ý thức về cách họ trải nghiệm những trải nghiệm của họ, về điều gì xảy ra thông qua những suy nghĩ họ nghĩ,


XEM Collective Exhibition – Meta Far-East Asia

The main idea of the Quang Lam’s work in this exhibition is to explore the concept of the Far-East Asia in which Saigon and Singapore were essential nodes for its representation.

From wikipedia about: 

“The term first came into use in European geopolitical discourse in the 15th century, particularly the British, denoting the Far East as the “farthest” of the three “Easts”, beyond the Near East and the Middle East.[..] Significantly,


Review of the series Air Skyliners Crashes

This series has been displayed at Sa Sa Art Projects in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) with the XEM collective

Excerpt for the presentation text by curator Lyno Vuth

“In the exhibition, physical works by each of the five artists take forms extending from their presentation in the magazine. The works presented here by XEM deal with not only what separates us but also what bonds and unites us. The very same things can produce multiple complex effects.


#Saigon #Vietnam-War #Reenactment

Review of the series R like …

The texte has been written by Blanche CARDONER (Ecole du Louvre)
in her study – Contemporary photography Vietnamese and memory, Selection of works by contemporary Vietnamese artists or the diaspora working on their History

Manifestations and reminiscences of History: Quang Lam, R Like (2012 – 2015)

Quang Lam, on the contrary, is interested in a space highly representative of Vietnamese history in R Like… (2012 – 2015). The series may also be titled Reunification’s Reminiscence.


Art Project – Air Skylen

To fly is one of the deepest dream of the humans. The myth of Icarus has always inspired our imagination. The Futurism art movement in the early 20th century emphasized dynamism, speed, technology, youth, through the flying machines. 

Quang Lam is interested to study the modernity (of Vietnam) by its industrial and technology’s development through this universal desire. This point of view has rarely used to understand the art history of the country.


Terra Utopia from the Incognita

At the Art Institute of South-East Asia in Singapour , this series Terra Utopia has been displayed within the exhibition XEM – Meta Far-East. It shows how can the perception of the “Far” remain or evolve, from the antique geographical point of view to some more diverse perspectives as the colonization period to the current impact of the climate change.

These photos look like aerial landscapes of unknown coastal territories. Far East Asia was a terra incognita to be discovered.


International Photo Biennale Hanoi’23 – City of Hue, Architecture of Eternity

This series has been presented at the International Photo Biennale Hanoi in 2023 at the exhibition “IN SEARCH OF THE LOST TIME”.

Quang Lam’ artist statement :

There are places where architecture and urban planning are not only shaped by the needs of the Present but also by the beliefs of a life beyond.

This photographic series is imbued with this philosophy that shaped Hue, the imperial city in central Vietnam,


Air Skylen – Skyline Part (Photos and 3D Game Installation)

This installation is a part of Air Skylen project displayed at Hanoi Creative Week 2022.

The installation has a game video installed in an immersive environment built with a large city map of Hanoi and surrounded by photos of anonymous skyscrapers photo series.

The purpose of the game is to crash the airplane into growing buildings replacing them by trees. The score is defined by a green city percentage.


Air Skylen – Skyliners Crashes

The myth to reach the sky is as old as humanity, especially told in the myth of Icarus. It has become technologically possible in 20th century.

Architecture also embraced this myth as the new credo.  Nowadays, the term skyline is used to describe this type of urbanism based on the vertical line. Skyscrapers became the symbols of the superpower of capitalism

With the vibrant red and blue colors which are creating a time lag impression,