Vietnamese photo named among world’s most spectacular travel images

Thursday, 2021-09-30 14:53:17
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The photo “Bamboo baskets seller” by Vietnamese photographer Ly Hoang Long (Photo: https://www.all-about-photo.com/)
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NDO/VNA - Photo “Bamboo baskets seller” by Vietnamese photographer Ly Hoang Long won a merit award at the 2021 All About Photo Travel Contest.

The photo was taken in a craft village that has made bamboo fishing baskets for more than 200 years. It was captured as a resident of Tat Vien village, Tien Lu district, the northern province of Hung Yen, crossed a bridge with a bicycle carrying several dozens of the bamboo fishing baskets.

A photo description on the contest's website notes that “after the harvest crop, the farmers in Tat Vien village spent their spare time to knit the bamboo baskets for fishing, it was a traditional craft preserved for many generations. Then the baskets were loaded and moved around the region on the old man bicycle for sell”.

The baskets have a tubular shape with two ends tied with knots. They are used to catch fish and shrimp in shallow waters of slow streams and rivers.

The baskets are not only tools for catching fish, but also used as decorative items in interior design of hotels, restaurants, and shops.

All About Photo, an online magazine dedicated to showcasing the work of photographers around the world, received thousands of entries for the Travel Photos of the Year contest that was judged by a panel of 10 experts.

The first prize with a US$500 cash prize goes to Russian photographer Yulia Nevskaya for a shot featuring a family of small indigenous people far north of the country (Photo: https://www.all-about-photo.com/)

The first prize with a US$500 cash prize went to Russian photographer Yulia Nevskaya for a shot featuring a family of small indigenous people far north of the country.

All the works winning at the contest will be published in the AAP Winners Gallery and the 20th Edition of AAP Magazine.