About the Book
I BEGAN THIS PROJECT IN MARCH 2010, PHOTOGRAPHING THE FASCINATING RIVER CULTURE OF THE MEKONG DELTA IN VIET NAM. THE ALLURE OF EACH BEND IN THE RIVER PULLED ME NORTH, WANTING TO EXPLORE WHAT LAY AHEAD. FLOATING VILLAGES, STILT TOWNS AND BUSY RIVER PORTS LEAD TO SOUTHEAST ASIA’S LARGEST LAKE, THE TONLE SAP. UP A SMALL TRIBUTARY WERE THE LOST CITIES OF ANGKOR. FANTASTICALLY EXOTIC TEMPLES SWALLOWED BY THE JUNGLE. AFTER ONE MONTH OF TRAVEL, I KNEW I HAD JUST SCRATCHED THE SURFACE OF THIS WILD AND REMARKABLE PART OF THE WORLD.
THE FOLLOWING YEAR, I RETURNED FOR TWO MONTHS THIS TIME, INTENT ON STARTING WHERE I LEFT OFF IN PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA. TRAVELING BY BOAT, MOTORBIKE, BUS AND EVEN ELEPHANT, I FOLLOWED THE MEKONG UP-RIVER THROUGH LAOS. MYSTIC KARST MOUNTAINS, GOLD TEMPLES AND ETHNIC MINORITY VILLAGES GREETED ME. 6,000 IMAGES LATER, I AM DELIGHTED TO SHARE A MUCH ABBREVIATED 114 PHOTOGRAPH JOURNAL OF MY TIME IN INDOCHINA.
Nationally recognized and the Hudson Valley's pre-eminent landscape photographer, Nick Zungoli opened the Exposures Gallery in Sugar Loaf Art & Craft Village, NY in 1979. His original fine art photographs and posters have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. Nick has contributed to publications such the New York Times, National Geographic and Sierra Magazines. His beautiful coffee table book entitled “Hudson to Delaware / The Great Valley”, contains over 140 color photographs spanning 25 years in the region. Nick's digital photo workshops are offered year round at his gallery and occasionally at exotic locales.