Photography and Digital Art Prize Finalist 2015
Smile of sand by Viet Van Tran
About the artwork
Three children earn a living by skateboard for tourist renting . Their parent were very poor, they are not go to school. During free time, they have fun together. The innocent child reminds me of my childhood. And their skin color similar to the color of sand - a great harmony between children and nature. To me, photography is connected. Connect me with the world, connect me with myself. The image was taken at the sand dunes of Mui Ne - a popular tourist destination in Vietnam.
About the artist
Viet Van Tran born 06.12.1971. Graduated with a BA in cultutral. Had 9 solo exhibions, many group exhibition (US, UK, Czech, Singapore, Argentina…), and release 4 book. As the first and only Vietnamese photographer have porfolio was collective by Win- Initiative (New York, US) As the first and only Vietnamese photographer won the "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" Px3 ( 6 consecutive years), International Photography Awards (IPA, US-6 consecutive years), Photoannual Awards (Czech, 3 consecutive years), Pollux Annual Awards (UK-3 years), Photo Master Cup (UK-2 consecutive years), Moscow International Foto Award (MIFA, Rusian), Art of Photography Show (US), shorlist London international creative competion (LICC-3 years). Activity in photography with the personal project of art and documentary. As the jury of many national photo contest and cinema contest. Featured in over 250 Vietnamese newspaper articles and the subject of many interviews on Vietnamese cultural and arts programmes on Vietnamese television. Some pictures were published in Wink Magazine, Independent, 43mm Magazine, Obscura Magazine, Photoreview.com, Blur Magazine… Some more Viet Van’s work at https://vietvan.see.me/ http:// saatchionline.com/vietvan Read interview him at: http://actuphoto.com/27309-le-photographe-viet-van-tran-raconte-son-art-au-vietnam.html