Photographers without Borders


THANK YOU everyone who voted for my photo, FISHING PENS, VIET NAM, in my first PHOTOGRAPHERS WITHOUT BORDERS Contest.  After the initial selection of 16 images by PWB staff , the public made their choices….and my photo placed SECOND.

While cycling in Central Viet Nam, I saw this photograph—that is to say, the instant I saw these men using fishing weirs to trap fish and eels in the Thu Bon River near Hoi An—I knew the image was worth preserving. The shot, into a late afternoon sun reflected by the water, was challenging.

ACCEPTED - Fishing pens, Hoi An, Viet Nam - lr
Fishing pens, Hoi An, Vietnam

Though Viet Nam’s major cities—Saigon aka Ho Chi Minh City/HCMC, Ha Noi, and Da Nang—boast boulevards to rival the Champs Elysees with the same designer and boutique stores found in Paris, Milan, and NYC, 66% of Viet Nam’s population live in rural areas and work in farming and fishing.