The winning series of photos by Viet Van describe his mother's “Filled Nostalgia” for his dead father. (Photo: RPST/VNA)
The winning series of photos, themed “Filled Nostalgia”, depict memories of the photographer’s mother – Assoc. Prof. Le Thi Duc Hanh – for her dead husband – researcher of folk theatre Tran Viet Ngu.
The old lady’s nostalgia for her husband is described through the photos of the things that remind her of him – “ao dai”, the Vietnamese traditional tunic she wore on their wedding day in 1965, his love letter to her during wartime, his old typewriter and more.
The photos were part of Viet Van’s personal project, named “My mother” (Part 2).
The second prize went to an Iranian photographer, Saeed Rezvanian, for a photo collection named “Our Scattered Parts,” followed by “Bad Memory” by Patara Mesuwan from Thailand.
The award ceremony will take place at the end of this year in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Chang International Fine Art Photo Contest by the Royal Photographic Society of Thailand was initiated in 2011 by Thai Beverage Public Co., Ltd and is an annual event organized in collaboration with the Royal Photographic Society of Thailand, aiming to promote and support fine art photography and photographers at an international level.
This year’s competition, themed “Memories”, called for participants of any nationality to send their work as a set which must contain a minimum of three photographs and not exceeding five photographs.