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The photographer brings Vietnam’s beauty to the world

Tran Minh Dung has achieved success in many international competitions and also brought photos of Vietnamese landscapes to exhibitions in the US.

The photographer brings Vietnam’s beauty to the world
Young photographer Tran Minh Dung (32 years old), currently living and working in Ho Chi Minh City, brought 8 photos of Vietnamese landscapes to the exhibition of paintings and art photos at Hamon Hall Center, Dallas, Texas, USA. The exhibition, organized by the Vietnam Youth and Students Association in the US from November 27 to December 18, has raised more than 3,000 USD to help orphaned Vietnamese children and are affected by Covid-19. In addition to Tran Minh Dung, there are also 4 other artists who submitted their works to the exhibition: photographer Chu Viet Ha, painter Xuan Lam, Phung Banh, and Duy Vo.
“These landscape photos are selected as typical in the journey of photography in Vietnam, some of them have achieved high achievements at international photo awards in recent years. I would like to introduce to everyone the beauty of the world. diversity at famous tourist destinations, thereby welcoming international tourists back to beautiful and hospitable Vietnam,” he said. The picture above is a picture of Dawn in the floating season, taken in An Giang.
Dung has been taking photos since 2015, his forte theme is landscape and architecture. In 2016, while traveling in Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai, he photographed a Mong woman on raspberry terraces in the ripe rice season. It was a fascinating moment of highland nature in the golden afternoon that made him remember forever.
The work Sunset Mu Cang Chai terraced fields brought him his first achievement – the third prize at the international photo contest Sony World Photography Awards 2017 with more than 220,000 photographers participating that year. In the following years, Dung received a series of international awards such as EPSON International Pano Awards 2018, Chromatic Photography Awards 2018, 2019, EPSON International Pano Awards 2019…
Likes photographing sunrises and sunsets at scenic locations in the S-shaped strip of land, Dung also loves taking photos of Ho Chi Minh City where he lives. While still working in the office, he took advantage of weekends, holidays or vacations to take pictures. There are days when he wakes up early to wait for the sun to rise, takes pictures, and goes to work. Sometimes luck smiles, like the picture of Saigon greeting a new day, he captured the beautiful sunrise on Notre Dame Cathedral before it was restored.
Because he loves nature, landscapes, and life colors, Dung decided to quit his office job to pursue professional photography. At this time, he had difficulty between finance and creating artwork because traveling a lot is also expensive. He took on more commercial photography jobs to both earn extra income and accumulate photography skills. At the end of 2018, Dung opened a photo studio in Ho Chi Minh City, displaying photos of landscapes, architecture, and trading camera accessories. On the photo is a picture of Hoi An on lights , a photo of the Covid-19 fundraising exhibition, winning the silver award at the EPSON International Pano Awards 2019.
Talking about long-distance photography trips, Dung’s most memorable memory is the time he created a set of photos of Hang En waterfall in the K’bang district, Gia Lai. He entered the waterfall for the first time on April 1, 2019, when it rained, wet, and damaged some equipment. A month later, he returned to the waterfall twice more on April 10 and April 19, 2019, and he managed to find the right time to capture moments both day and night, from above and below. “When I got out of the waterfall, I was exhausted from the heat, lack of water, and lost sleep, so when I finished the set of photos, I felt very happy,” he shared.
During the two years of the outbreak, Dung took fewer photos, so he collaborated with a number of camera companies to organize workshops to share knowledge and experience in landscape photography. Thereby, he updated his photography knowledge, and at the same time inspired young people who intend to pursue a career in photography.
Photo of Ecotourism among the nipa palm forest in Cam Thanh, Quang Nam won the first prize at Chromatic Photography Awards 2019, tourism category.
K’Long K’Lanh, Lam Dong in the cherry apricot blossom season taken by Dung in January 2021. “Photography with Dung is also a journey to record and connect and interact with indigenous people, helping photo viewers understand more about the culture and landscape in different regions. It’s not only passion but also passion. a serious job to cover the expenses in life”, Dung shared. He is working on two projects: Landscape photos of Vietnam and Urban architecture photos taken in both Vietnam and some Asian countries. Follow (vnexpress)

Photo: Tran Minh Dung

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