Vietnamese Talents
Vietnamese photographers up for prestigious award
  • | VNS | March 09, 2020 11:06 PM
People can vote for Vietnamese photographers Nguyễn Tấn Tuấn and Nguyễn Thiên for the 17th annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest's Readers' Choice Winner.



Harvesting Water Lilies by Nguyễn Tấn Tuấn.

Tuấn and Thiên are among 60 finalists in the contest's six categories of Natural World, People, Travel, The American Experience, Altered Image and Mobile.


Tuấn's photo entitled Harvesting Water Lilies in the Travel category was taken in Mộc Hóa, the southern province of Long An. The water lilies were washed before being sold at the market.

Another photo by Tuấn, Follow The Herd in the Altered Image category, depicts buffalo following each other to new food sources at Dầu Tiếng Lake, in the southern province of Bình Dương.

Thiên's photo entitled Aerial Fisherman is competing in the Travel category. He took the picture of a fishing net moving underneath the water's surface along the coast of the central province of Phú Yên.

Entitled A Fish Seller Displays His Goods features a man posing with his scooter in Hanoi with a delivery of pet fish.

The riders have an amazing ability to transport all kinds of goods in astonishing quantities. The photographer spent a week chasing down riders and their cargos and convincing them to pose for the camera, according to the contest website.

The 60 finalists were selected from 36,000 photos from 145 countries and territories. People can vote at https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/archive/2019/ before March 31.

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