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Bronze 2020 Advertising / Travel/Tourism

Drying Fish

  • Photographer
    Phan Khánh
  • Prize
    Bronze in Advertising / Travel/Tourism

Long Hai fish market, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Vietnam is the place to buy and sell seafood, especially dried scad, with the scientific name of decapterus. Thousands of fry trays are dried on rooftops and yards by hundreds of workers. The weather here is very sunny with high temperatures and the workers work with great intensity. I came to Long Hai on a photo trip and was really overwhelmed by the scale of the fishing village. Fish are bought in bulk in large ships on the sea, steamed and put into wooden trays to dry. Fish usually dry after 1 day in the sun.

My name is Khanh Phan, I'm 35 years old. I work in a bank. Photography is my passion. I have never attended a photography class and have never learned about post-production. I love this life and I create images from my eyes and my heart. As a woman, I love this life in my own way. I especially like the photos with the view from above. Vietnam is a beautiful country with hundreds of years old craft villages, beautiful natural landscapes and Vietnamese people who are always diligent in their labor.