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Photo of VN artisan making shoes for Cambodian royal family wins int’l competition

Two Vietnamese photographers are winners in the Travel Photographer of the Year 2021 - TPOTY contest.

Tran Viet Van won second prize in the category of People and Story and first prize for photos taken by phone - Smartshot iTravelled – for the photos of a 90-year-old shoemaker in HCM City.

The judges were impressed with the composition and colors of the photos. The man in the photos is Mr. Trinh Ngoc, a shoemaker who once studied in Paris. He has made shoes for the Cambodian royal family as well as for famous Vietnamese singers.

Starting his career as a photographer in 1998, Tran Viet Van has had 10 solo exhibitions both at home and abroad. He has won more than 80 international photo awards.

Another Vietnamese photographer - Nguyen Tan Tuan – won a consolation prize in the single photo category for capturing a scene of water buffaloes moving in herds to find new sources of grass near Dau Tieng lake (Tay Ninh province) in the dry season.

 

Ảnh nghệ nhân Việt làm giày cho Hoàng gia Campuchia giành giải nhất cuộc thi quốc tế

Tran Viet Van won second prize in the category of People and Story.

Ảnh nghệ nhân Việt làm giày cho Hoàng gia Campuchia giành giải nhất cuộc thi quốc tế

Tran Viet Van also won the first prize for photos taken by phone - Smartshot iTravelled – for the photos of a 90-year-old shoemaker in HCM City.

 

Ảnh nghệ nhân Việt làm giày cho Hoàng gia Campuchia giành giải nhất cuộc thi quốc tế
Ảnh nghệ nhân Việt làm giày cho Hoàng gia Campuchia giành giải nhất cuộc thi quốc tế
Ảnh nghệ nhân Việt làm giày cho Hoàng gia Campuchia giành giải nhất cuộc thi quốc tế

 

Ảnh nghệ nhân Việt làm giày cho Hoàng gia Campuchia giành giải nhất cuộc thi quốc tế

Nguyen Tan Tuan won a consolation prize in the single photo category.

 

 

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First local photographer judges World Press Photo Contest

First local photographer judges World Press Photo Contest

Hanoi native Pham Ha Duy Linh will be one of the five members on the judging panel for the Southeast Asia and Oceania at the 2022 World Press Photo Contest.

 

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