From Loring Knoblauch’s review of Pipo Nguyen-duy’s “Hotel Window” for Collector Daily:
A second floor hotel room with a forgettable view, looking out on a narrow back alley in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, doesn’t exactly sound like a likely venue for a complexly layered photographic project. But over a period of three years, and for close to six months of total time, dutifully working from morning until late at night, Pipo Nguyen-duy shot pictures from a single fixed location in this very spot. And while we might assume that what he came away with was a simple mechanistic documentation of what passed in front of his lens, Hotel Window is a surprisingly nuanced body of work, interleaving themes of cultural change and voyeuristic surveillance with unexpected formal inventiveness that make the most of limited options.
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