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Photo show opens Kings festival

Update: March, 28/2012 - 08:59
Out of the box: Photographer Ha Van Dong's Tam Tau (Trio), which won a gold medal from VAPA, is on display at the exhibition.

PHU THO — Selected photos from the Viet Nam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA)'s sixth international photography contest are on display in the northern province of Phu Tho.

The exhibition displayed 542 photos taken by 354 artists from 38 countries and territories around the world, selected from among 11,000 entries.

This is the first time these photos have been displayed for the public since the contest ended last October.

The exhibition of honoured photos opened at the Hung Kings Museum in the province's Viet Tri City, to celebrate the Hung Kings Temple Festival this Saturday.

VAPA chairman Vu Quoc Khanh appreciated the local authorities' idea to present these photos as a cultural activity in honour of the Hung Kings.

The photos depict culture and landscapes in many countries and would attract pilgrims and tourists flocking to Phu Tho for the festival, he said.

The exhibition, which will be on view until next Monday, would provide an opportunity for Vietnamese and foreign artists to exchange ideas and share experiences.

On the occasion, literature and arts associations from Phu Tho, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Thua Thien-Hue and Ha Noi also displayed thousands of publications introducing Vietnamese culture and traditions. — VNS

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