Vietnamese photographer wins international photo prize on environment

Sunday, 2017-10-29 13:31:04
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The photo titled ‘The hopeful eyes of the girl making a living by rubbish’ by Nguyen Linh Vinh Quoc
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NDO – Vietnamese photographer Nguyen Linh Vinh Quoc has won first prize at the 2017 International Photo Contest on Environment (EPOTY 2017).

Quoc’s photo titled ‘The hopeful eyes of the girl making a living by rubbish’ was taken in a garbage dump in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum.

The photo is a poignant image of a girl who is following her mother to collect waste to make her living. With a happy face, she looks up at the dark clouds and chats to her mother.

The girl’s eyes are filled with the hope for a better future, escaping this miserable life.

Nguyen Linh Vinh Quoc (from Pleiku, Gia Lai province) is a professional photographer. He has always visited the suburbs to capture the images of the daily life of people as well as localities with devastated forests.

The annual EPOTY contest was held by CIWEM agency (the UK), which is specialised in sustainable water and environmental management and development.

The contest is for both professional and amateur photographers around the world to express their concern about the environmental pollution in the planet. It is hoped that it will inspire people to pay more attention to environmental issues.