Vietnamese photographers claim international prizes

By Lucy Nguyen, Thanh Nien News

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Ly Hoang Long's "Net Weaving" won high praise from judges at the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year 2014 competition. File photo/ Ly Hoang Long's "Net Weaving" won high praise from judges at the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year 2014 competition. File photo/
Two Vietnamese photographers took prizes at the two international competitions in the US and Russia.
 Ly Hoang Long, a photographer from the Central Highlands resort town of Da Lat took the top prize at the Asia-Pacific regional category of the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year 2014, organizers of the award have announced on its website .
Net weaving, a photo features local women conducting their daily work at a fishing village, won high praise from judges at the Los Angeles-based group’s award ceremony.
This year’s theme was Cities at Work.
At around the same time, a collage of pictures by Photographer Tran Viet Van won second prize at the Fine arts and Portraits category at the Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) in Russia. 

A picture from Tran Viet Van's collection, entitled "Lust, hatred, delusion" which took second prize at MIFA's Fine Arts and Portraits category.  
His collection Lust, hatred, delusion, included portraits of monks whose faces were erased and replaced with other images, to highlight the challenges they must overcome in the pursuit of religious life.
Another of Van's collections, A general’s autumn, also claimed an honorary prize from the MIFA’s category of Documentary and journalism photos.
The Russian competition received thousands of submissions from photographers in 79 countries around the world.
 

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