The 57-year-old American documentary photographer Peter Steinhauer mainly takes photos of old tenement houses in Hanoi. These buildings, which are characterized by a history of over 50 years and a dilapidated state, give Steinhauer various prints.
“These old tenement houses will be taken down and replaced with modern apartment complexes. I have to capture them through my lens in the meantime,” Steinhauer said.
Steinhauer first came to Vietnam in 1993 and returned many times after. He has taken photos of many locations in Vietnam, in northern and southern regions, as well as mountainous and delta regions. He published the book “Enduring Spirit of Vietnam, Vietnam Portraits and Landscapes.”