Viet Nam to Host Asia-Pacific Photo Forum

Viet Nam will host the Asia-Pacific Photography forum 'Crossing Bridges' at the end of August, said an official from Viet Nam’s Ministry of Culture and Information.

The logo of the third photo forum

This year will see Crossing Bridges in Sapa and Ha Noi with participation of 40 foreign photographers and Vietnamese members of photography websites.

Crossing Bridges links photographers across the Asian-Pacific region. Over the past three years the forum has gathered a number of brilliant figures with more than 100,000 members from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and recently Viet Nam.

They all have enthusiam for photography and want to share their works and exchange views on the online forum.

Reportedly, Crossing Briges provides regional photographers with opportunities to work in different nations, sharing their views and feeelings of life. The organizers of Crossing Bridges tries to hold the event in a different country every year to create new inspiration for photographers, and at the same time to admit more forums from other countries.

They exchange their views of life through the Crossing Bridge events.

The yearly Crossing Bridges event not only fosters the region's photographic movement as a hobby but also long-standing, good friendships amongst photographers without cultural and religious discrimination.

2004 saw the 1st Crossing Bridges at Yogjakarta in Central Java
2005 saw the 2nd Crossing Bridges at Hong Kong and Macau.
The Vietnamese photography website only came into being a year ago but has already had nearly 5,000 members.

Source: Vietnam. gov. vn - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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