Vietnamese artists scoop int’l photo prizes

Photographer Truong Huu Hung from Binh Thuan Province won first-place prize at the International Photo Contest Circle 8 Marzo 2014 in Italy.

         “On way to the market” by Truong Huu Hung

Hung won the prize for his piece titled “On Way to the Market”.

The contest was organized by the Italian Federation of Photographic Associations and the International Federation of Photographic Art. Themes for submissions this year were “Freedom” and “Woman in Society”. The competition attracted photographers from 52 countries. Photographer Ha Van Dong won the United Press International second-place prize for the photo “Drawing Up a Net”.

An international award ceremony for the competition will be held in Montevarchi City on March 15.

Hung also won a first-place prize at the International Photographic Competition in Meski, Tukey for his piece “Fishermen”.  The competition attracted photographers from 33 countries around the world.

Other Vietnamese photographers won FIAP and second-place awards in the competition including Nguyen Vu Phuoc, Le Chau Dao, Truong Nhat Vy, Vo Thi Huynh, Tan Kieu and Nguyen Quoc Huy.

An international exhibition and award ceremony for the competition will be held at Mersin City on March 22.

By Nguyen Vu – Translated by Kim Khanh

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