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90 years old shoemaker

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Travel/Tourism
  • Company
    Lao Dong Newspaper
  • Photographer
    VIET VAN TRAN
  • Credit
    Viet Van Tran

Mr Trinh Ngoc, a shoemaker in Saigon (Viet Nam) still working at the age of 90. He had studied at L'École ABC De Dessin School in Paris (France), and made a lot of shoes by himself. For decades in his career, Mr. Trinh Ngoc made shoes for the Royal Cambodian from the Queen to Prince Sihanouk and for many famous Vietnamese singers. When I asked him: What is the most important thing in your life? Mr. Trinh Ngoc answered: My life is very simple, I just think: If you create joy for others, you will receive double happiness.

Cultural Bachelor degree in 1996. Trained by famous photographer as James Natchwey, Gary Knight, Tim Page, Steve Northup, Gaby Sommer…in workshop of IMMF (Indochinal Memory Media Found).
Currenly work as special reporter for Lao Động newspaper (one of the biggest newspapers in Viet Nam).
10 solo exhibions and over 30 group exhibitions (USA, UK, France, Italia, Grecee,Spain, Urugoay, Argentina, Singapore, Rumania,Thailand…),
6 books released.
Refrence at:
http://actuphoto.com/27309-le-photographe-viet-van-tran-raconte-son-art-au-vietnam.html

Awards Cultural Bachelor degree in 1996. Trained by famous photographer as James Natchwey, Gary Knight, Tim Page, Steve Northup, Gaby Sommer…in workshop of IMMF (Indochinal Memory Media Found).
Currenly work as special reporter for Lao Động newspaper (one of the biggest newspapers in Viet Nam).
10 solo exhibions and over 30 group exhibitions (USA, UK, France, Italia, Grecee,Spain, Urugoay, Argentina, Singapore, Rumania,Thailand…),
6 books released.
As the first and only Vietnamese photographer won Px3 (France, 8 consecutive years), Pollux Awards (UK-4 years), Photoannual Awards (Czech, 3 consecutive years), Photo Master Cup (US- 5 years), MIFA (Rusian, 5 years ), Art of Photography Show (US), TIFA (Japan), Honorable Mention of IPA (US, 9 years), Shorlist London international creative competion (LICC- 5 years), finalist of Donkey Art Prize (Italia)…
Many pictures were published in Wink Magazine, Lenscratch, Silveshotz (Australia), FStop Magazine, Camera Obscura, Journal (US), Art Photo Magazine (Czech), Dodho Magazine (Spain), 43mm Magazine,Eros Magazine (New Zealnd), Privatephotoreview.com (France), Blur Magazine (Croatia)…
Being jury of many national photo contests and cinema contests.
Featured in over 300 Vietnamese newspaper articles and the object of many interviews on Vietnamese cultural and arts programmes on Vietnamese television.
Refrence at:
http://actuphoto.com/27309-le-photographe-viet-van-tran-raconte-son-art-au-vietnam.html