|The scene of a breakfast at a flea market in northern Vietnam is photographed by Thong Huu. The photo claims the special prize of the contest - PHOTO: COURTESY OF THONG HUU
His photo depicts the image of the traditional incense-making craft in Quang Phu Cau Commune, Ung Hoa District, Hanoi City. It broke the unprecedented record of the contest with drawing more than 50,000 views.
He said on the contest’s website that the daily life of local people has been the highlight in his photo collection that he had taken over the past few years when he wishes to convey customs, culture and traditions of the Vietnamese to the international community.
A photography-lover identified as Thong Huu also bagged a special prize worth US$2,500 for his photo depicting the scene of a breakfast at a flea market in northern Vietnam during the Lunar New Year 2017, known as Tet in Vietnam.
Thong from the upland province of Bac Giang says he wants to use his camera to promote Vietnam’s cultural diversity and the simple and tranquil life in his homeland to foreign viewers and that the contest gives him an opportunity to do that.
This photo contest received 48,000 entries from amateur and professional photographers from 155 countries and territories.
Since its inception in 2003, the photo contest has served as a playground for photographers and those with great passion for photography, urging them to capture picturesque landscapes and unique cultural traits inherent in daily lives around the world.