Sài Gòn trên những bánh xe’ năm 1994 của Ed Kashi

Bộ ảnh “Sài Gòn trên những bánh xe, 1994” (Saigon on Wheels, 1994) của nhiếp ảnh gia người Mỹ Ed Kashi đã tái hiện chân thực một Sài Gòn trong giai đoạn “tăng tốc” hơn 20 năm trước.
Saigon on Wheels    Saigon's motorbike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.    Traffic congestion is a new phenomenon for Saigon, which has been dubbed
Saigon on Wheels

Saigon's motorbike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.

Traffic congestion is a new phenomenon for Saigon, which has been dubbed "Scooter City."
Saigon on Wheels    Saigon's motorbike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.    A father's back makes a comfortable reading stand for this girl on her way to school in Cholon, the Chinese district of Saigon.
Saigon on Wheels

Saigon's motorbike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.

A father's back makes a comfortable reading stand for this girl on her way to school in Cholon, the Chinese district of Saigon.
Saigon on Wheels    Saigon's motorbike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.    The iceman travels in a cyclo, or motorcycle cart.
Saigon on Wheels

Saigon's motorbike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.

The iceman travels in a cyclo, or motorcycle cart.
Saigon on Wheels    Saigon's motorbike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.    Crossing the American-built bridge that spans the Saigon River, which heads east to cleaner air and open spaces beyond the city limits.
Saigon on Wheels

Saigon's motorbike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.

Crossing the American-built bridge that spans the Saigon River, which heads east to cleaner air and open spaces beyond the city limits.
Saigon on Wheels    Saigon's motorbike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.    Like many entrepreneurs in this city, a villager uses a cyclo to bring in her geese for sale at the market.
Saigon on Wheels

Saigon's motorbike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.

Like many entrepreneurs in this city, a villager uses a cyclo to bring in her geese for sale at the market.
Saigon on Wheels    Saigon's motorbike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.    The morning commute finds young schoolgirls dressed in the traditional Ao Dai. Pre-communist fashions have made a big comeback since the late 1980s when the government began to loosen restrictions.
Saigon on Wheels

Saigon's motorbike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.

The morning commute finds young schoolgirls dressed in the traditional Ao Dai. Pre-communist fashions have made a big comeback since the late 1980s when the government began to loosen restrictions.
Saigon on Wheels    Saigon's motorbike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.    Saigon's traffic police, always unflappable, are having to adapt to the massive increase of motorbike traffic in the city,  cause of terrible smog and congestion.
Saigon on Wheels

Saigon's motorbike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.

Saigon's traffic police, always unflappable, are having to adapt to the massive increase of motorbike traffic in the city, cause of terrible smog and congestion.
Saigon on Wheels    Saigon's motobike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.    More smoke and a handkerchief present a contrast in methods of dealing with traffic congestion and smog.
Saigon on Wheels

Saigon's motobike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.

More smoke and a handkerchief present a contrast in methods of dealing with traffic congestion and smog.
Saigon on Wheels    Saigon's motorbike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.    Motorbike cruising has become the number one activity of Saigon's youth, especially as there is little else for the cash poor youth to do.
Saigon on Wheels

Saigon's motorbike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.

Motorbike cruising has become the number one activity of Saigon's youth, especially as there is little else for the cash poor youth to do.
Saigon on Wheels    Saigon's motorbike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.    In what is almost a daily scene, a funeral procession wheels through the city on route to a cemetery on the outskirts of town.
Saigon on Wheels

Saigon's motorbike craze is one of the heralds of the Vietnam's cultural and economic rejuvenation.

In what is almost a daily scene, a funeral procession wheels through the city on route to a cemetery on the outskirts of town.
Except for the motorbike, these traditionally dressed women could be from another era of Saigon's stylish past. 1994
Except for the motorbike, these traditionally dressed women could be from another era of Saigon's stylish past. 1994

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