HCMC to hold first ever international photography festival

HCMC to hold first ever international photography festival


By Dang Khoa  &nbspNovember 24, 2022 | 02:31 am PT

A photo of a girl washes water lilies after harvesting them on a field in Long An Province by HCMC-based lensman Pham Huy Trang. Photo courtesy of Trang


The International Photography Festival 2022 will be held in Ho Chi Minh City’s Youth Culture House in District 1 from Nov. 25-30.

HCMC’s first ever international photography fair has received over 5,800 submissions from 534 photographers in 36 different nations and territories, according to HCMC Photography Association (HOPA).

The event will exhibit an array of award-winning pieces from international photo contests.

Organizers said the event aims to showcase Vietnam’s landscapes and people to an interntional audience and promote local and world tourism.

A seminar on contemporary photography, exchanges between Vietnamese and foreign artists, as well as a photo marathon and photo tour contests will also get underway.

In addition, on Nov. 30, there will be an award ceremony for the second annual international photo contest hosted by HOPA with support from the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), the Photographic Society of America (PSA), Image Sans Frontiere (ISF) and the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA).