Mekong Delta artist creates a burning sensation


A rice husk painting by Vo Van Tang. Photo: Thanh Dung Vo Van Tang knows that to leave an indelible mark in the overcrowded art scene, he has to always stay creative, not only with what he paints but also what he paints on. The 74-year-old from the Mekong Delta province of An Giang says he often tries to find inspiration from simple things around him. Tam had some success experimenting with creating artworks from sugar palm leaves, but the unusual material was not very versatile and somehow … [Read more...]

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...]

An Giang to host 5th Khmer Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival

An giang festival

  The 5th Khmer Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival will be held in An Giang Province from December 1-4. The Festival will include music performances, traditional costume shows, traditional rituals of the Khmer ethnic people, a sports competition, exhibition of books, display of various cultures of ethnic minorities in the country, and photographs of ethnic minority groups from the mountainous regions. There will be seminars on Science, Integration and Development; the … [Read more...]