Photos of ASEAN countries, people exhibited

Saturday, 2017-08-05 18:27:53
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A photo on Bac Son valley in Lang Son province by Vu Kim Khoa from Vietnam.
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NDO/VNA – An outdoor photo exhibition, showcasing the beauty of the landscape, culture and people of ASEAN countries, opened at Ly Thai To Statue Square on Hanoi’s walking street, on August 5.

The exhibition, titled “ASEAN Countries and People,” was organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary since the founding of ASEAN (1967-2017).

On display are 230 works taken by 136 photographers from ten ASEAN countries, 61 of whom are Vietnamese. Fifty photos were taken in Vietnam, while 180 others were captured in the other nine ASEAN countries (20 photos each), all of which vividly and truthfully depict the country, people, culture, society, economy and exchange activities of the member nations.

The photos were selected from the entrants to a contest launched by the Department of Art, Photography and Exhibitions, under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, which attracted 10,127 entries by 1,248 amateur and professional artists from across the ASEAN region.

“This is the photographic exhibition with the highest number of entries that has been held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam in recent years. The photographic event will enhance the mutual understanding and relations among the countries, contributing to building a unified, active, developed, peaceful and prosperous ASEAN community,” said Vi Kien Thanh, head of the ministry’s Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition.

The organising board also revealed that the exhibition has attracted the attention of many photographers within the region. Since the submission and marking of the entries was conducted via the internet, many countries sent a large number of entries from a great number of participants.

The ten most outstanding works by ten photographers, who are also representatives of the ten ASEAN countries, were awarded trophies titled “ASEAN photos - 2017” by the organising board.

The awarded photos present new angles of the beauty of the local culture and people, such as We Love Malaysia by Tan Ee Long from Malaysia, Kyite Htee Yoe-The Golden Rock Pagoda by Nyaung U Than Htay from Myanmar and Bac Son Valley by Vu Kim Khoa from Vietnam.

The exhibition will run until August 11.