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|The Ethnic Diversity of Northern Vietnam was honoured grand prize at Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2019|
Anderson’s album, entitled The Ethnic Diversity of Northern Vietnam, introduces the portrait photos of 11 ethnic groups in the Northern mountainous areasof Vietnam.
Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards’ judge Tran Viet Van applauded the album, saying that the photos leave viewers with deep impressions by conveying a direct, straightforward dialogue with the characters. In addition, the lighting and settings carry strong aesthetic values.
Tran Viet Van added that The Ethnic Diversity of Northern Vietnam album can be a precious photographic document about ethnography, capturing images of ethnic minorities in their unique original costumes which are elaborated with their colourful lives and unique cultural features.
American photographer Alden Anderson is currently living in Hoi An, Vietnam, and is working on a long-term photography project “Vietnam the People”, to document the people of Vietnam and their stories.
Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2019 also honoured 15 other winners in the photo collection, cover photo, and single photo categories. Also in the collection category, the first prize was awarded to the Tau Sai Ritual Ceremony of Dao Son Dau Ethnic Group by Thanh The Vinh. Other photo collections tied for the top 5 feature Phu Tan sedge mat weaving village by Le Viet Khanh, Fansipan where earth and sky meet by Ngoc Vu, Plowing amid the clouds by Nguyen Vu Hau, Dawn in the mountainous city of Dalat by Tran Ngoc Anh, and Lung Tam linen weaving village by Nguyen Van Truc.
|First prize winner Tau Sai Ritual Ceremony of Dao Son Dau Ethnic Group by Thanh The Vinh|
The grand prize in the cover photo category was awarded to A New Day in Tuyen Lam Lake by photographer Nguyen Tan Tuan, while the first prize went to Long Bien Bridge by Tuan Dao, next to the honourable mentions of the top 5.
The annual photography contest organised by Vietnam Airlines’ Heritage magazine, themed Heritage Journey 2019 this year, has succeeded for its seventh season. This year’s contest saw 183 albums of reportage photos, including more than 2,500 single shots and 474 cover photos. All revolve around the theme of promoting Vietnam’s image, life, and world heritage sites.