The event was co-organised between the Central Propaganda Department, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA).
On display at the event were 200 photos that had been gathered from a contest with the theme of the country’s seas and islands. The contest took place between June to November last year in order to find appropriate pieces to go on display in the exhibition.
The artworks featured the stunning beauty of the natural landscapes of Vietnam’s seas and islands, along with the daily life of locals, as well as their cultural characteristics and customs.
The exhibition has previously been held at Hanoi’s Temple of Literature and in the historical site of Hoa Lu ancient capital in the northern province of Ninh Binh,
Vu Quoc Khanh, VAPA President, said the exhibition had introduced special photos about the seas and islands at various locations throughout the country. The images help people gain a better understanding of the traditional customs, festivals, the activities at sea of fishermen, and the sovereignty of the nation’s sea and islands.
The event also gave local and foreign visitors the opportunity to gain insights into the beauty of Vietnam’s seas and islands, affirming the country’s sovereignty over them.