Vietnamese honored at int’l photo contest

The talent of Vietnamese photographers has gained world recognition again after the success of Ngo Viet Ngoc at the fifth international photo contest, which was held in Vietnam, it was announced by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism August 22. 

Ngoc won the gold medal for the photo, “Mua lu” (Flooding season), a picture featuring the harsh and difficult farming life when floods arrive.

"Mua lu" by Ngo Viet Ngoc won gold medal at the fifth International Photo Contest (Photo: SGGP)
 
The first position was also shared with a British artist, Jan Cawley, with his photo “Winter forest.”
 
Along with the success of Ngoc, other Vietnamese photographers won one silver, five bronzes and six certificates of merit at the contest.

The organizing committee has chosen 342 works by 227 photographers from 27 countries and territories to exhibit at the Vietnam Art and Culture Center, Hanoi, from November 27 to December 5.

The International Photo Contest 2009 attracted 8,545 photos by 1,275 photographers from 44 countries and territories. Vietnam sent 6,403 photos by 983 photographers.

The contest, sponsored by the International Federation of Photographic Art, is held to provide a chance for Vietnamese and foreign photographers to not only compete but also exchange experiences.

By Staff Writers – Translated by Truong Son

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