The event includes different exhibitions showcasing thousands of photos taken by Vietnamese and foreign photographers who participated in the second Ho Chi Minh City International Photo Contest (HOPA) from July 17 to October 15.

Delegates cut the ribbon to open the festival. (Photo:

The exhibitions feature a wide range of topics such as the world through a lens, Vietnam’s beautiful landscapes and development, and Ho Chi Minh City – the dynamic city.

The festival will also offer talks on photography, meetings between Vietnamese and foreign photographers, and field trips to Vietnam’s famous destinations to help photographers find inspiration.

Photography equipment is presented at the event as well.

In addition, the organizer launched a 24-hour photomarathon starting from 11am on November 25.

Each contestant can submit five photos for each topic at website by 11a.m. on November 26.

The winners will be announced at 8p.m. the same day.

On November 30, the association will organize an awards ceremony for the international contest, giving away 56 top prizes for the categories of travel, portrait, and free style in monochrome and color.

HOPA contest was sponsored by the Vietnam Photography Artists’ Association (VAPA), the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and Image Sans Frontière (ISF).

The organizers received more than 5,800 entries from 534 professional and amateur photographers from 36 countries and territories.

Source: VNA