Vietnamese photographer world’s best, says US association

Vietnamese photographer Le Hong Linh is the world’s top black-and-white photographer according to the Photographic Society of America. 

Le Hong Linh preparing for a photoshoot. He has been named the world’s top black-and-white photographer this year by the Photographic Society of America (Photo: Tran Vinh Nghia)
It has ranked him at the top of its Pictorial Prints Large Monochrome in the May issue of its American Photography magazine, which carries the annual rankings.
 
Le Hong Linh took the lead with 52 of his works on display at international exhibitions.
 
This is the second time that he has won this coveted honor after once earlier in 2005.
 
In another category, the Pictorial Prints – Small Prints Monochrome and Color, he is in second place with 52 color photos behind William Freidman of the US.
 
The list is compiled from catalogs sent to Who's Who by PSA-recognized exhibitions.
 
Linh has won 330 international awards, more than 13 of them from photography societies of foreign countries.
 
He was recently named a “Senior Associate for Photographic Excellence” by the Delaware  Photographic Society in the US.
 
He also has 21 photos on display at museums and libraries in Italy, Spain, and India.

Source: Tuoi Tre Newspaper – Translated by Truong Son

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