Fishing Net 1
Bird's eye view of the Fishing net in Phu Yen, Viet Nam. This photo was awarded as Third Place in Travel Category, Professional, Fine Art Photography Award 2022. The FAPA conducts an annual competition for professional and amateur photographers. The FAPA's mission is to celebrate fine art photography and to discover emerging talent from around the world. With the 2021 - 2022 edition, the Fine Art Photography Awards received 5277 entries from around the world, and Trung is honored to be recognized by them.
Vietnam has been considered a country of wet rice and sea, island culture. However, for a long time, the Vietnamese just focused on farming, went far from the forest, and pale at the sea (trọng nông, xa rừng, lánh biển). Therefore, going fishing is very close to the seashore with simple boats without any hi-tech equipment. This photo captured the small boat with a big fishing net of the farmers on the sea which is far more different from the sea culture in other Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, and China which usually use big boats with high technology for fishing.