Vietnam Time

3/6/2018 2:42:59 PM

Smithsonian chooses four photos from Vietnam among world's best has named the finalists in its 15th Annual Photo Contest. Among those artworks, four photos shoot in Vietnam, of which three photos taken by Vietnamese photographers and one by foreign photographer.

This year's competition received 48,000 submissions from photographers in 155 countries and territories. The judges have chosen ten finalists in each of the six categories: Natural World, The American Experience, Travel, People, Altered Images and Mobile.

Travel finalist: Tran Tuan Viet – Making Incense.

"Decoratively dyed bundles of incense dry in Quang Phu Cau, a commune in Hanoi, Vietnam. In Buddhist countries like Vietnam, incense is an irreplaceable part of traditional festivals and religious ceremonies," shared Viet.

Travel finalist: Thong Huu - Breakfast at the Weekly Market.

"In northern Vietnam, people come to the weekly market to exchange goods and culture. They usually wake up very early to go to market and have breakfast here," said Huu.

 Travel finalist: Matty Karp - Salt Field Workers.

"These are women who work in a salt field in Vietnam. I altered the image to black and white and made the background black to emphasize the women," Matty recalled.

Travel finalist: Thanh Tran - Umbrella Market.

"When I went to take photos of an apartment, I saw a woman through market umbrellas," said Tran, one of the finalists.

The Grand Prize, Readers’ Choice and category winners will be announced on March 27th./.

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