Photos exploring climate change impacts on display in Hanoi, HCMC

By Thanh Van, Thanh Nien News

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Can kiet (exhaustion) - one of the entries at the Talent Prize 2014 photo exhibition. Can kiet (exhaustion) - one of the entries at the Talent Prize 2014 photo exhibition.


Over 120 photos of photographers from across Vietnam have been showed at the Talent Prize 2014 photo exhibition “Climate Change in Photography”, reflecting various impacts of climate change on daily activities of ordinary Vietnamese people from north to south.
The exhibition, which is organized by the Danish Embassy, will open in Hanoi on November 13 and Ho Chi Minh City on November 14.
As the world is faced with the consequences of climate change and environmental issues, the exhibition "explores how these issues and consequences are perceived and expressed in photography,” says Danish Ambassador to Vietnam John Nielsen.
“I hope this competition will contribute to underpin the fact, that the climate agenda is more and more important and that each and every one of us can make a difference” said Nielsen, who has been Earth Hour Ambassador the last three years.
Commenting on the quality of the pictures, Maika Elan, the Vietnamese jury member and the Danish jury member Michael Daugaard shares common view that Climate Change as a photography theme will never go out of date.
“Every year the consequences of Climate Change are becoming more and more serious, and photographers always have a lot to do about it”, said Maika.
Michael said the "quality of the photos ... and the choice of motives [are] good."
The exhibition will last one week, from November 13-19 at Nha San collective, 24 Ly Quoc Su St., Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi and from November 14-21 at Sao La, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art Museum, 97 Pho Duc Chinh Street, District 1.
By the end of the exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City, a photography workshop is going to be held at the exhibition venue, followed by the closing ceremony and winner announcement of Talent Prize 2014.
The Danish Embassy and its Cultural Development and Exchange Fund provides support to contemporary art and culture projects in Vietnam and promotes cultural exchange between Vietnam and Denmark. Every year, the Danish Embassy organizes a Talent Prize to acknowledge and support young and upcoming Vietnamese talents in different genres. The total budget for the cultural program is more than $3 million.
Winner at the competition this year will receive an award of $2,500, including $1,500 in cash.

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