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In 2017 the Berlin photographer and historian Nicolaus Schmidt was invited by the German Embassy Hanoi to realize a photo project about the German-Vietnamese cooperation in Vietnam. More than one hundred people were photographed with the support of the German Embassy and the German Consulate General. On the basis of these photographs and many interviews, Nicolaus Schmidt also published the book "Việt Đức - Deutsch-vietnamesische Biografien als Spiegel der Geschichte" ("German-Vietnamese biographies as a mirror of history").

In an open-air exhibition, the German Embassy Hanoi is showing a selection of 28 large-format photographs in which the many strands of German-Vietnamese relations since the early 1950s can be traced. The exhibition shows people who are active in all important areas of cooperation, business, science, education, art and culture.