MEET THE JUDGES

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Ms. VU THU HA (HAKIN)

HaKin is a professional photographer and film director, she is a Fulbright Scholar who earned her MFA in Film Making at Ohio University. Hakin is also a writer and blogger who has a strong passion for traveling. She is the author of the best selling book New York Love Stories. Besides thousands of her photography artwork she has been sharing with the community for many years, Hakin is also a director and director of photography for many short films such as: “Thank you, Mom”, “Ruby”, “The Sunday’s Gift”, “The Wonderland of Aethelred Eldridge” and many more…In the future, Hakin will continue her journeys as a photographer and film director. She wishes to present to her audience beautiful works of motion pictures art.
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Mr. DO THANH HAI (HAI THANH)

Hai Thanh is a well known modern documentary photographer in Vietnam. He graduated from Graphic design faculty of Hanoi Industrial Art University in 1996 and then pursue the photography passion for years. He is founder of Theworkshop byHT, a short-term photo workshop throughout Vietnam. Hai Thanh attended Photojournalism course by Indochina Memorial Media Foundation (IMMF) & Associated Press (AP), 2007 & 2010. He is now based in Ho Chi Minh City, a staff photographer and photo editor for local newspapers and lifestyle magazines in Vietnam and working on personal photo projects. He also contribute to Everyday Asia and The Everyday project, a global long-term program on Instagram & numerous photo exhibitions and activities both in Vietnam & overseas.
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Mr. TRAN TUAN VIET

Tran Tuan Viet is a multi-award winning and internationally published photographer. Viet's works focus on Vietnamese traditions and culture, with people as the core element. He has worked as both an architect and an IT engineer; and for the last ten years, he has developed a passion for photography, especially in travel and fine-art photography. He wants to bring story telling values to his every image. Many of his works have been featured in National Geographic, Smithsonian and other international magazines. Viet has also appeared in many national TV shows and on prestigious newspapers. In the fine-art photography, his images are exhibited in many countries around the world. On 2017, he won the gold medal in the Vietnam International Artistic photo contest; and the biggest honor is the Vietnam's National Excellence Photo Award of the Year.