Viet Van Tran
Ha Noi, North Viet Nam, Vietnam
About Viet Van Tran
1.Full name: Tran Viet Van Adress: 64B Van Ho 3 street, Hai Ba Trung District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam Tell: +84904302325 Email: email@example.com 2. Born 6.12.1971 at Ha Noi- Viet Nam Now is reporter for Lao Dong Newspaper 3. Artist statement: I think of photography as one means to say to one opinion, the personal feelings and sometimes a state of mind. Three major themes that I was passionate about Politics, Religion and Sex. The project "War commander at peacetime" I have been done over the many years (exhibited in 2009 and 2014) focused on the fate of the generals after the war games. Comradeship, family life, everyday pleasures, while the social concerns of today and the left side is the medal ... I care issues. Another project, "Dharma and Life" (exhibited two times, 2006, 2008) is the life of monks from different sects of Zen.... I have captured the private moments in world practice, demonstrating the fragility between Dharma and Life, and the close relationship between them. Dharma of Life that out, Dharma go back to serve Life. I am also interested sex- relationship in which psychological complexity. Sex is the connection of the individual with himself, confirmed the existence itself. Sex is the connection, communication with the body language of the two people together. Sex is a trap, as well as a haven. All three projects with me no end. Color, shape, texture, line, light work - all just to express a particular world in my eyes. A very real world and virtual, as well as tears and joy, but above all the magic with unpredictable surprises of life.
Graduated with a BA in cultutral of Ha Noi Cultural University, in 1992. From 1993 to 1996, work as a reporter for Hoa Hoc Tro magazine (magazine for youth). From 1996 to now, work as a reporter for LAO DONG ( Labor) Newspaper, one of the biggest newspaper in Viet Nam.
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…
4 book released:
2007:Speak myself to escape from the lonely (including articles interview famous person; essay about social, people…)
Dharma and Life (Book Art Photo)
2006:Vietnam photographs- Discover and Integration (ariticles)
2005:The meeting at the afternoon Saturday (articles)
Writing critiques for Fine Art and Photography magazines of Vietnam. Had essay (writer- critic) printed in the book named “Le cinema Vietnamien” (2008) and “Le cinema Asia” (2012).
Some pictures has been feature in international publiacation such as Wink Magazine, Telegraph, Independent, Camera Obscura Magazine, Blur Magazine, Photo Art Magazine, ND Magazine, Artwanted calendar, “Best of photography - Photographer’s Forum (US), PX3 book, LICC book ...
Activity in photography with the personal project of art and documentary from 2006. There were some lectures about photography at the University of Hanoi Fine Arts, Hanoi Academy of theatre and cinema, Academy of Journalism and Communication...
As the jury of many national photo contest and cinema contest such as “Annual Photojournalism prize National”, “Gold moment”- Vietnam Press Agency, Canon Photo contest for young, Film documentary annual award of Vietnam Cinema Association, Enviromental Film Festival at Viet Nam.
Featured in over 250 Vietnamese newspaper articles and the subject of many interviews on Vietnamese cultural and arts programmes on Vietnamese television.
Read interview him at: http://blog.talenthouse.com/2012/07/09/the-intimate-and-the-unspoken-viet-van-tran-viewbug-and-robert-caplins-winner/
Award and Honor:
As the first and only Vietnamese photographer have porfolio was collective by Win- Initiative (New York, USA)
As the first and only Vietnamese photographer won the "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" Px3 (6 consecutive years), Photo Master Cup (UK-2 consecutive years), International photography awards (IPA- USA-5 consecutive years), Pollux Annual Awards (UK-3 years),Art of Photography Show (US),shorlist London international creative competion (LICC-2 consecutive years)
Gold medal – Portrait, Bronze medal- Press and Honorable –Travel of PX3 (Paris, France)
The 2nd prize “Live, Love and Laughter”- Tzipac (New Zealnd)
The 3rd prize of 6th Pollux Annual Award of WGPA (UK)
Top Winner of Le plus grand concours photo du monde 2013 (France)
Jury’s selection for “Primary color”- New York center for Photographic Art (US)
Selected for exhibition at Blackbox gallery (Portland, Oregon, US) and Darkroom gallery (Vermon, US)
3 Honorable mention of IPA (US)
Honorable mention of PX3- Paris (France)
Honorable mention of Photo annnual award (Republic Czech)
11th prize Oassis photo contest (Itlaia)
Shortlist of Best shot contest (UK)
Shorlist of “Need to change” contest of Libartslondon (UK)
Special award (honorium) of Art of photography Show (US)
Silver medal of PX3 (Paris, France)- Fine Art- Nude
1st prize “Creative invite” held by Talen House with Viewbug (US)
Bronze medal of PX3 (Paris, France)
1st prize of “People and Planet” -Australia
1st prize of Cultural and Dailylife of 3rd Pollux award (July month)
1st prize of “Editorial and Current Afffair” -2nd Pollux Awards- Worldwide Gala Photography Award (UK)
1st prize of ‘ClickIt! Open” hold by Charnwood Arts(UK)
1st prize national photo contest “World heritage of Viet Nam”
2nd prize of “Art around the world” (UK)
2nd prize of Cultural and Dailylife of 3rd Pollux award (April month)
2nd prize of Children of 3rd Pollux award (April month)
2 Silver award of International Loupe awards (Australia)
3rd of Execelent photo anuual of Vietnamese Photography Association.
3 Honorable mention of IPA (USA)
Honorable mention of PX3 (Paris, France)
2 Honorable mention of 2nd Pollux awrads- WGPA (UK)
Honorable mention of Storyteller of WGPA (UK)
Honorable mention of Best shot of WGPA (UK)
Honrable mentiion of “Children” 3rd Pollux WGPA
Special Honorable of 1st Canadian Internationa
9 solo exhibition
2014: Twelve war commander at time of peace at 29 Hang Bai, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
2011: Interuption and Connection at 45 Trang Tien, Ha Noi
2010: Ha Noi,quiet and sound at 36 Dien Bien Phu, Ha Noi
2009: General at time of peace at 29 Hang Bai, Ha Noi
2008: Sun’ color at Japan Cultural Center, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Spiritual and Temporal (Part II) at Festival Hue 2008
2007: To be or not To be at Korean Cultural Center, Hanoi
2006: Spiritual and Temporal ,at Hanoi, Vietnam
2005: Two hours, One day… at Goethe Institutes, Hanoi.
2014: Blackbox Gallery, Darkrom Gallery (US)
Photoannual award- Prague (Czech Republic)
2012: Art of photography Show in San Diego (US)
Only Vietnamese was chosen for 3rd Singapore International Photography Festival
One of the 50 best entries will be showcased in Post Singapore 2012 (People on Street & Travel)
“Tuk Tuk” Singapore 2012
Fine art and documentary Biennal exhibition at Borges Cultural Center (Buenos Aires, Argentina) held by Worldwide Gala Photography Awards (UK)
"Peace is, peace is not" - Athen (Greece )
2011: “Click it-open” at Loughboroughtownhall (UK)
2011: Wira Foto contest in Kualua Lumpua (Malaysia)