Honorable Mention / 2021 / Press / Travel/Tourism

I Am Always Alone

  • Photographer
    Larry Tho Dao

Orphaned kids always are the problems everywhere in the world. They had no home, went from place to place, hungry, and lived in low hygiene environment. I spotted her in an abandoned house, she was on bear feet, playing with rocks, dirts, ad tried to build a sand house. She followed me as I turned around and snapped a frame. It was in my memory until today.

Mr. Larry Tho Dao was born in Saigon, Southern Vietnam. Grew up in a big city, Mr. Dao among others absorbed and admired great works by Nguyễn cao Đàm, Phạm văn Mùi, and many others artists. Photography transcended time that inspired Mr. Dao to appreciate and deeply involved in photography. Living in America, however Mr. Dao was touched and emotional with images about his home country, the people, and the world of light in a whole new way. His artistic pictures have won many titles and prizes in the international photography competitions. 'A Worked Day’, won First Place 2014 Best Picture in the Digital Light Room Photography competition and in this contest, ‘Casting Net’ won Second Place in the International Photography Awards. The picture was taken in Hội An, Vietnam. Five other pictures in this competition made the finalist Honorable Mentioned Awards, they were ‘Anh Bé, a Day in Remembrance’, ‘In the Field’, ‘Mother Nature’, ‘Eyes of the Guardian’, and ‘Beam the Earth’. Mr. Dao currently worked as a Chief of Engineers specialized in computer wide area network communication and software development. He traveled the world to meet his clients. His goals are too many to list but one of them is to achieve his professional in photography. His talent showed off in pictures about real life, travel, and landscape. Mr. Dao quoted, "If it's beautiful, let's imprint it in our memory by a simple click."

Awards A Worked Day, First Place, Digital Light Room Competition, 2014
A Dreamer, Gold, International Competition Serbia, 2014
Casting Net, Silver, International Photography Awards Competition, 2014
Floating Market, Bronze, International Art Monte Contest, 2014
Private Moment, Bronze, International Monte Negro Competition, 2015
The Reflextion, Gold, International Competition Switzerland, 2015
Best Friends, Gold, International Competition, Serbia, 2015
Sunset, Silver, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2015
Osprey Got Fish, Silver, International Competion, Prague, 2021