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Vietnamese beauty in American magazine photo contest


Photos of dried fish in Long Hai, Pleiku gongs, B’lao golden silk entered the finals of the 19th international photo contest of Smithsonian magazine.

The Smithsonian magazine’s annual photo contest has announced 60 finalists in six themes, including Natural World, People, Travel, American Experience, Edited Photos, and Cell Phone Photos. .

The finalists were selected from 44,000 entries submitted by photographers from more than 140 countries and regions. The overall winner, each topic and photo voted by viewers, will be announced at the end of March. The grand prize winner will receive $2,500.

The photo Drying fish by author Nguyen Tan Tuan (HCMC) entered the final of the Tourism theme, capturing the drying process of fish species such as flounder and scad at Long Hai fishing village, Long Dien, Ba Ria – Vung Ship. Long Hai has a pristine and beautiful beach and a bustling fishing village in the early morning every day. Mr. Tuan said this photo was once selected as Photo of September 11, 2021 in Smithsonian magazine. The Smithsonian specializes in science, culture and the arts, first published in 1970.

The Jrai people dance, perform gongs, walk on stilts and play the t’rung in the sunset. This is a traditional routine often seen in festivals in the Central Highlands, in Pleiku and Gia Lai in particular. The photo taken by Nguyen Van Hop in April 2021 entered the final round of the Smithsonian’s annual photo contest on the subject of People.

The work of B’lao Golden Silk capturing the silk drying process after dyeing in November 2020 in Bao Loc City, Lam Dong by Dang Hong Long (Binh Thuan) entered the final round of the People theme. Bao Loc is considered the silk capital and is one of the largest silk suppliers in Vietnam.

The moment men in ao dai and traditional turban are preparing for a ceremony in Hue. The work was taken by Taiwanese photographer Tin Bang Tsai and was selected as a finalist under the theme of Tourism.

Indian author Monotosh Roy photographed workers transporting watermelons on a wholesale floating market in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The photo taken in July 2021 was selected as a finalist on the theme of Tourism.

Photograph of the facade architecture of a high-rise building in Tokyo, Japan by author Chen-Tung Tai finalist in the theme of Tourism.

Cotton fabrics after dyeing are dried in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo of author Sultan Ahmed Niloy finalist in Tourism theme.

Play hockey on the frozen lake Baikal. Located in southern Siberia, Baikal is the largest freshwater lake by volume, as well as the deepest and oldest lake in the world. Winter is the time when the lake is most attractive to visitors when the surface freezes. Photo by Maxim Shemetov, taken in March 2021, was the finalist in the Travel section of the Smithsonian magazine’s annual photo contest.

Dancer Kenneth Shirley from the Indigenous Enterprise dance company in colorful costumes performs a signature dance at the art village of Tlaquepaque, Sedona City, Arizona, USA. Photo taken by Craig Lefebvre is one of the finalists on the theme of the American Experience.

One of 82 active wind turbines, providing wind power for about 62,000 homes around Chapman Ranch, Texas, USA. Author Joe Morales said on this hour-long commute, often passes by the typical sights and sights of the American west, and is impressed when stopping to take pictures of a towering wind turbine like the one above. . Finalist photo of Experience America.

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