Impressive moments of Vietnam photography in int’l newspapers in 2015

The photo by Nguyen Minh Tan.  "Light up the darkness" by French photographer Fabio Manca. July:

VietNamNet Bridge – Let’s take a look at the most dramatic moments of Vietnam photography at international photography awards and international media in 2015.Of the top eight photos selected by National Geographic in February 2015, one belongs to a Vietnamese photographer. It’s the photograph featuring an old man leading a bicycle carrying bamboo fishing baskets by Ly Hoang Long. March: Five works by Vietnamese photographers entered the final of the annual photo awards held by … [Read more...]

ASEAN photo contest zooms in on biodiversity

VietNamNet Bridge – The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) has launched the Biodiversity Photo Contest for all citizens of ASEAN Member States : Brunei Darussalam , Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR , Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam . The contest aims to capture the beauty, richness, and values of biodiversity through vivid pictures of living creatures and their habitats in ASEAN countries. This year’s theme is " One ASEAN. One … [Read more...]

Long’s photo shortlisted in Britain

Just checking: Ly Hoang Long's photo.

VietNamNet Bridge – Ly Hoang Long figures among the world's top environment photographers, with one of his photos being included among the top 111 photos of an international contest in the United Kingdom.relate newsVN photographer nabs int'l prizeLy Hoang Long wins int’l photo award His photo, entitled Checking Fishing Net, features a fisherman checking his nets in a blue-water river, an idyllic scene in Viet Nam's countryside. More than 10,000 entries by photographers from 60 … [Read more...]

Saigon in old hand-colored pictures

In 1860, Saigon Port was founded with the name Saigon Commercial Port. It was renamed Saigon Port in 1975.

VietNamNet Bridge - Saigon's iconic buildings appear nicely in hand-colored postcards issued during the French colonial period in Vietnam. Eden shopping mall, located at the corner of Dong Khoi - Le Loi, was the commercial center of old Saigon. In addition to luxury shops, Eden had a modern cinema. The Givral café there was the favourite venue of foreign correspondents. Eden has now been replaced by the Union Square building. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese & Thai paintings at “Choose to Move”

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VietNamNet Bridge – The selected artworks by two Vietnamese and a Thai painter are on display at the exhibition " Choose to Move ", held at Saigon Domaine , 1057 Binh Quoi , Ward 28 , Binh Thanh District , HCM City . The exhibition is an investigation into the self reflection juxtaposed against distinctive social and historical contexts in Vietnam. It is the results of a program held by San Art Laboratory for resident artists Tran Tuan, Ta Minh Duc of Vietnam and … [Read more...]

Saigon’s deserted house becomes art district

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VietNamNet Bridge - Impressive graffiti paintings have turned a deserted house in Ho Chi Minh City into a favorite destination of young people. This house is located behind the People's Committee of District 2, overlooking the Saigon River . … [Read more...]

Vietnamese photographers win FIAP awards

Tra Khuc River in the dry season by Bui Vy Van.

Photographer Bui Vy Van from Binh Duong won an Artist of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) award. Van won a gold medal for his photo of Tra Khuc River, which was displayed at the International Photographic Exhibition Han Pijesak in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is the deputy director of Binh Duong Provincial Photography Club and was among eight Vietnamese photographers who participated in the event. … [Read more...]

Expat artist to exhibit Vietnamese-inspired artworks

The lacquer painting Shades of Variegation by Heather McClellan.

VietNamNet Bridge – American expat artist Heather McClellan will present her Vietnamese-inspired lacquer artworks at the Flex exhibition, which will open in Ha Noi from Friday, April 17. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art – one of the leading art and design schools in the United States – in graphics and illustration, McClellan has continuously explored new techniques and learned new crafts. … [Read more...]

Artist’s sculptures recall women’s war sacrifices

Courageous mothers: Artist Lai Thi Kim Thanh (left) describes her sculpture of Ho Thi Bi, who was awarded the title of Hero of the People's Armed Forces.

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese women who contributed to the resistance wars against the French and the Americans have long inspired 55-year-old sculptor Lai Thi Kim Thanh, a native of Long An Province who now lives in HCM City. With her own expense, the sculptor has travelled to every corner of the country with hopes of meeting and sculpting her idols – the mothers who lost children to the war and the courageous women who were soldiers, commandos, spies, messengers and guerrilla … [Read more...]