Vietnam wins two prizes at FIAP’s photo contest

Vietnam took home two prizes from the FIAP’s 30th International Black and White photo contest and 32nd Young Photographer’s Contest (for those under 16 and between 16 and 21-years-old).

Vietnam took home two prizes from the FIAP’s 30th International Black and White photo contest and 32nd Young Photographer’s Contest (for those under 16 and between 16 and 21-years-old).

Photo titled Ngay moi (New day) by Truong Minh Phuong
     Photo titled Ngay moi (New day) by Truong Minh Phuong

Truong Minh Phuong, 16, of Ho Chi Minh City was awarded the bronze medal of the young photographer contest for the picture Ngay moi (New day). Meanwhile Martin Meleg from Slovakia won the golden prize for the work “I am looking for a way.”

In the category for black and white photos, the jury awarded the second prize to the Vietnam’s photo collection titled Vuot kho (Overcome difficulties). The photo Di chung da cam (Agent Orange’s remains) by Pham Thi Thu, one of the photos in the Vietnam’s collection, was recognized as the best work. Scotland won first prize at the FIAP world cup.

The photo contest jointly organized by the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists and Department of fine arts, photography and exhibition under the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism received more than 20 photo collections, which included over 650 pictures from 43 countries.

The awards ceremony and exhibition of winning photos and other noteworthy selections will be held in Hanoi on August 1-8, during which time FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique) will be holding its 30th festival, in Vietnam.

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