Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Other


  • Photographer
    Viet Van Tran
  • Agency / Studio
    Lao Dong Newspaper
  • Photo Date

I am developing a complex and beautiful portrait of my mum by choosing objects that represent both her life now and objects and images drawn from the past. The object was not only seen in terms of its use value as a utility product, but also as cultural value, aesthetic value and sometimes imprints of history. My mother and I have inherent contradictions and in fact many of our conceptions of life are different. But when I photographed her as well as the objects, the connection between the two of us created a new, more intimate, warm atmosphere.

Cultural Bachelor degree in 1996. Trained by famous photographer as James Natchwey, Gary Knight, Tim Page, Steve Northup, Gaby Sommer…in workshop of IMMF (Indochinal Memory Media Found). Currenly work as special reporter for Lao ??ng newspaper (one of the biggest newspapers in Viet Nam). 10 solo exhibions and over 30 group exhibitions (USA, UK, France, Italia, Grecee,Spain, Urugoay, Argentina, Singapore, Rumania,Thailand…),