Life is fragile

CompanyLabor Newspaper
PhotographerViet Van Tran
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Center of Support and nurture children in Linh Xuan (Thu Duc District, Saigon City) was founded in 2010. Currently, the center has received nurture, care, treatment and education for 146 orphans HIV / AIDS from 0 to 16 years old. The little girls in this series are 3 to 6 years old children, no family, are abandoned in hospitals in Saigon City , be taken to the Center for curative treatment. Mrs Kim Tien, director of the Center agreed to let me take pictures of this child and publicity in the media, so expect many more organizations and individuals interested in the children. She said that the child has a high risk of death, may develop the disease at any time. But the child does not know anything, still playing innocent.

About Photographer

Viet Van Tran born 06.12.1971. Graduated with a BA in cultutral. Attended training workshop of IMMF (Indochinal Memory Media Found) by tutor as famous photographer as James Natchwey, Gary Knight, Tim Page, Steve Northup, Gaby Sommer… Now is reporter for Lao Động newspaper(one of the biggest newspaper of Viet Nam) Had 9 solo exhibions, many group exhibition (US, UK, France, Spain, Urugoay, Argentina, Singapore…), and release 4 book (“Dharma and Life”…). As the first and only Vietnamese photographer have porfolio was collective by Win- Initiative (New York, US) As the first and only Vietnamese photographer won the "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" Px3 ( 7 consecutive years), Pollux Annual Awards (UK-4 years), Photoannual Awards (Czech, 3 consecutive years), Photo Master Cup (UK-2 consecutive years), Moscow International Foto Award (MIFA, Rusian, 2 consecutive years ), Art of Photography Show (US), Shorlist and Honorable metion of London international creative competion (LICC- 4 years) Many pictures were published in Wink Magazine, Art Photo Magazine, Dodho Magazine, 43mm Magazine,Eros Magazine, Camera Obscura Journa,, Blur Magazine… Activity in photography with the personal project of art and documentary. As the jury of many national photo contest and cinema contest. Featured in over 250 Vietnamese newspaper articles and the subject of many interviews on Vietnamese cultural and arts programmes on Vietnamese television. More Viet Van Tran’s work at : and read interview him at: