Vietnamese photographers bag gold at China fest

Published:  00:00 Monday - November 02, 2009

Vietnamese photographers bag gold at China fest

Vietnam won eight prizes at the 13th International Federation of Photographic Arts (FIAP) Festival hosted by the Chinese Photographers Association last week in Zhejiang province, China.

Vietnam’s southern province Dong Nai’s Tran Ky won a gold for his work titled Chuyen La Co That (A Strange but True Story) while Dao Tien Dat from the south central province of Binh Dinh was awarded with a silver medal for his work Buoc Ngoat (Turning Point).

Vietnam also won two FIAP bronze medals and four honorary certificates.

The organising board also awarded 11 gold, 17 silver and 24 bronze medals and 29 honorary certificates to photographers from other countries including Belgium, the Netherlands , Denmark , Russia , Ukraine , India and the host China .

The festival received 70,566 black and white entries from 8,395 photographers in 106 countries and territories.

An exhibition showcasing the photos and an awards ceremony will be held in Zhejiang from November 28 to December 2.

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