|A photo from the photo book Viet Nam's Islands and Coastline Seen from Above.
HA NOI (VNS) — Photographer Gian Thanh Son has been recognised by the Viet Nam Book of Records for the first high-level photo book of Viet Nam's islands and the coastlines.
The photo book entitled Viet Nam's Islands and Coastline Seen from Above was printed by Vietnam News Agency Publishing House in early 2015. The collection of nearly 400 pages features the beauty of Vietnamese islands and seas from photos that he took from army helicopters during the last 20 years.
"This is a great recognition and encouragement for photographers to have more works of Viet Nam seas and islands. I am very happy and proud that my photos, which claim the inviolable sovereignty and sacred territory of the country, have been recognised," said Son.
Gian Thanh Son, a senior journalist and photographer, has been recognised for his three earlier books of photo collections: Statesmen's Portraits, A View of Viet Nam from the Sky, and Integration Milestone. — VNS