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Photographs of Vietnam Honored in International Travel Competition (September 07, 2004)
American Michael Matlach, an international travel photographer and tour
guide, was among four major winners in the “Travel Photographer Of The
Year Competition” based in the United Kingdom which was awarded for
submitted in 2003. While the 2004 Competition is underway, accolades
continue to pour in regarding his stunning images that portray the
vibrant energy so common in a typical Vietnamese marketplace.
His portfolio of images, made in the idyllic seaside town of Hoi An,
selected from among 10,000 entered in the competition.
Having traveled to Vietnam on numerous occasions, Michael was inspired
by the quality and diversity of Vietnamese art and longed to capture on
film the feeling of this most dynamic country. His win in the “Colour
and Passion” category reflects his love of Vietnam.
As a collector of Vietnamese art with a special interest in lacquer
painting, he feels it is important to let other cultures know about the
wonderful world of Vietnamese art.
The images comprising his winning portfolio are part of an ongoing book
project scheduled for publication in early 2006 which seeks to convey
the beauty and energy of this most intriguing country.
Winning photos can be found at www.tpoty.com/tpoty-2003.htm and on his
website at www.michaelmatlach.com
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