Motorbike – Vietnamese “magical carpet” and the floral sun protection


For Vietnamese, a motorbike is not just a vehicle, but an essential part of one’s existence and a specific cultural metaphor. At the moment, Vietnam has more than 37 million of motorbikes. The number of motorbikes continues to rise and creativity always finds its place to comment the change.

The award-winning documentary photographer Christian Rodriguez has made his photo project called “Motobike”. Rodriguez is a photographer interested in topics such as identity and gender, so the fact that more than a half of motorbike drivers are women stroked his artistic language. In this collection, he photographed a new design of the female motorbike jackets which cover the whole body. It is believed that females in Vietnam should take care about their skin color and think about their social status while riding the bike. Different social changes bring the certain norms of behavior visible. Christian Rodriguez made a representative photo collection of it.


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