Local photographer Pham Huy Trung took the first prize in the people category of the Drone Photo Awards as part of the prestigious international competition the Siena Awards 2021.
Trung’s photo themed “Fishing in mangrove forest” depicts a fisherman working in a mangrove forest located in Hue province’s Tam Giang lagoon. An awards ceremony is scheduled to take place at Siena Awards Festival in Siena, Italy, in October.
Additional seven images of Vietnamese photographers are among the finalists of the people category of the Drone Photo Awards. A photo titled “Buddhists are praying” by Khanh Phan is also highly commended at the contest.
“Harvesting grass” by Khanh Phan features women harvesting grass found throughout the country, particularly in low-lying areas in central and southern regions.
Regarding his photo titled “Pray for soul”, Bui Phu Khanh writes, “In the full moon of July, as part of the Vietnamese culture, women put on the traditional costumes called "Ao Dai" to join the colored lantern and flower-garland releasing festival on the river to pray for happiness and good luck to their families.”
Female workers drying fish in a yard in Ba Ria-Vung Tau. They can be seen in the photo “Drying steamed fish” by Nguyen Tan Tuan.
“Visit fishing nets in Bien Lake” by Nguyen Tan Tuan depicts fishermen as they visit their fishing nets in Bien Lake in the Central Highlands region as the sun sets.
Photographer Nguyen Phuoc Hoai’s image “Fishing The” captures the moment a fisherman in Binh Dinh province catches fish during the seaweed season.
“Sea flower” by Vu Ngoc Tuan depicts fishermen in Phu Yen province busy casting nets on the large fishing grounds.
Photos: Siena Awards