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Vietnamese photographer alliance scores honorable mentions in international contest

Vietnamese photographer alliance scores honorable mentions in international contest

Friday, July 23, 2021, 10:48 GMT+7
Vietnamese photographer alliance scores honorable mentions in international contest
A photograph from the collection ‘Vietnam Viewed from Above.’ Photo courtesy of VAPA

Two Vietnamese entries to the International Federation of Photographic Art’s (FIAP) 29th Color Biennial earned a combined three honorable mentions by the panel of judges, the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA) recently announced. 

FIAP is an international umbrella organization for 91 national photography associations, including the VAPA.

This year, the VAPA has obtained two honorable awards at the FIAP Color Biennal for ‘Traditional Crafts’ and ‘Vietnam Viewed from Above,' two photography collections that the Vietnamese institution curated from a body of works submitted by its active members.

‘Traditional Crafts,’ a collection of 10 photos, ranked sixth out of 36 entries in the print photography category, while ‘Vietnam Viewed from Above,’ a collection of 20 photos, earned fifth place out of 42 entries the digital category.

In terms of individual recognition, Vietnamese photographer Dzung Nguyen won an honorable mention for ‘Phoi Chieu Coi’ (Drying Sedge Mat), a photo in the VAPA’s ‘Traditional Crafts’ collection.

‘Phoi Chieu Coi’ (Drying sedge mat). Photo: Dzung Nguyen / VAPA

‘Phoi Chieu Coi’ (Drying Sedge Mat). Photo: Dzung Nguyen / VAPA

Biennial photo contests are some of FIAP’s most well-known events, with color photography biennials being held every other year on odd years and black and white and nature biennials being organized every other year on even years. The events rotate between FIAP-member countries.

According to a statement released on FIAP’s website, judges at biennials not only consider the quality of the individual work, but also the coherence of each collection, with inspiration, conception, execution, and presentation all evaluated.

The 29th FIAP Color Biennial 2021 was held in France. Each member federation was responsible for compiling and naming its own collections.  

Print collections were limited to 10 photographs while digital color images were restricted to 20 pieces.

The UK was named the winner in the print category, thanks to its collection ‘Minimalistic Landscapes’ while Russia triumphed in the digital section with a collection titled ‘On the Nature of Female Beauty’.

A photograph from the collection ‘Vietnam Viewed from Above.’ Photo courtesy of VAPA.

A photograph from the collection ‘Vietnam Viewed from Above.’ Photo courtesy of VAPA

A photograph from the collection ‘Vietnam Viewed from Above.’ Photo courtesy of VAPA.

A photograph from the collection ‘Vietnam Viewed from Above.’ Photo courtesy of VAPA

A photograph from the collection ‘Vietnam Viewed from Above.’ Photo courtesy of VAPA.

A photograph from the collection ‘Vietnam Viewed from Above.’ Photo courtesy of VAPA

A photograph from the collection ‘Vietnam Viewed from Above.’ Photo courtesy of VAPA.

A photograph from the collection ‘Vietnam Viewed from Above.’ Photo courtesy of VAPA

A photograph from the collection ‘Traditional Crafts.’ Photo courtesy of VAPA.

A photograph from the collection ‘Traditional Crafts.’ Photo courtesy of VAPA

A photograph from the collection ‘Traditional Crafts.’ Photo courtesy of VAPA.

A photograph from the collection ‘Traditional Crafts.’ Photo courtesy of VAPA

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