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Vietnamese photographers up for prestigious award

Update: March, 09/2020 - 17:11

 

Harvesting Water Lilies by Nguyễn Tấn Tuấn. 

HÀ NỘI — People can vote for Vietnamese photographers Nguyễn Tấn Tuấn and Nguyễn Thiên for the 17th annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest's Readers' Choice Winner.

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.

Follow The Herd by Nguyễn Tấn Tuấn

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. 

The Travel category also includes a photo of Hà Nội by United Kingdom's Jon Enoch.

Entitled A Fish Seller Displays His Goods features a man posing with his scooter in Hà Nội 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. 

Aerial Fisherman by Nguyễn Thiên.

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. — VNS

 

A Fish Seller Displays His Goods by UK's Jon Enoch. Photos smithsonianmag.com

 

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