Vietnam in Focus Photographer Hoang Viet Nguyen

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Vietnam in Focus Photographer Viet Nguyen

Hoang Viet Nguyen

Journalist & Independent Film Director

Hoang Viet is an award-winning freelance photojournalist and independent film director, born and bred in Hanoi.

Twice winner of national awards for photojournalism, Viet’s work often features in publications such as Soha, Family and on Vietnam Television (VTV). He has exhibited his work at top contemporary art galleries in the capital, such as Manzi and Workroom Four. In the latest of these shows, he was awarded ‘Best Photography’ in the ‘Art For You’ exhibition. His images have been exhibited at the prestigious Institut Francais L’Espace and Goethe Institut in Hanoi, and he has collaborated on films and other creative projects with international NGOs such as the World Food Bank and ActionAid.

As a photo tour leader for Vietnam in Focus, Hoang Viet specializes in visual storytelling, documentary and street photography, and photo editing. Hanoi is his hometown, but his work as a filmmaker and journalist has taken him all over Vietnam, giving him unique insight into the lives and landscapes of many regions.

They say

“As soon as we met our photographer guide Hoang Viet outside our Old Quarter hotel in the pitch black and mist, we knew it was going to be a great morning.

My kids love trains and photography, so the tour was perfect for them, and walking along the tracks in a local neighborhood gave us an incredible look at life in Hanoi, something that can be hard for tourists to find. One of my kids is about to start a photojournalism program in college, so learning directly from a professional photographer gave him amazing insight into photography as a possible career. Learning about the local neighborhood, watching its morning market open, getting photos of dancing couples at a local park and shots of market goers from the Long Bien bridge gave us such a wonderful look at regular Hanoian life.

Hoang Viet shared a lot of great technical tips, and advice, too, about being a working photojournalist. In addition to the photography, we learned so much more that morning about Hanoi and Hanoians than we ever could have on our own.

We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback on our photos and have so many fun memories from that morning. We highly recommend Vietnam in Focus to our friends.” (Marcy, USA)

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