Vietnamese photographer wins special prize in Japan

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Vietnamese photographer Trung Vung is one of six Special Prize winners of the 72th International Photographic Salon of Japan held last October, reported Tuoi Tre Newspaper on Friday.

Vung's Vuot song (Overcome the Waves) beat out 13,600 entries submitted by photographers from 41 countries and territories worldwide to be one of six award-winning photos.

Vuot song was taken at Vinh Thanh beach in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, where the photographer resides in.

Prior to the Special Prize, the photo won silver medal at the 6th International Artistic Photography held in Vietnam this year and B Award by the Association of Vietnam Artistic Photographers the same year.

Other Special Prize winners are from India, Iran and Japan. The award-winners are scheduled to be announced in late December in the Asahi Shimbun Newspaper and on the All-Japan Association of Photographic Societies (AJAPS) web site, the contest's two organizers.

Exhibition of 130 winning works, including 12 by Vietnamese participants, will be held in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, and other major cities in Japan.

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