Questions for Manh Ngoc Nguyen

The load carriers cross the sand dunes early each morning, as it is the shortest route to market.


When did you start your photography?


My dad was a well-known photographer in Vietnam, so I learned photography from him from an early age.


Is photography your hobby or your profession?


Primarily, photography is a hobby for me, but I do freelance as a commercial food photographer. I just love taking pictures whenever I can.


How and where was the image you submitted to the competition taken? Is there a story behind it?


I took the picture “Generations” in a fishing village in Vietnam. It shows a Vietnamese grandmother with her grandchild at the window.


The flood season in the Mekong region of South Vietnam typically runs from October through February each year.

The Malaleuca Forest in South Vietnam.


What’s your photographic focus?


Generally, my photographic focus is on landscape and people, though I don’t do much portrait photography due to permission release requirements, etc. I also enjoy black and white photography.


What’s your next photo project, your next challenge?


I don’t have anything planned at the moment, but that can change.


Do you include color management in your photographic workflow?


Yes – color management is very important to me. Everything in my photographic workflow should look as the human eye would see it.


What do you do with your photos? Do you print them, post them on your social media accounts or your website or do they simply stay on your hard drive?


I must admit, most of my pictures are on my hard drive. So far, I haven’t participated much in social media except to stay in touch with my family in Vietnam


The load carriers cross the sand dune early each morning, as it is the shortest route to market.

There are no roads to the Huong’s temple in North Vietnam; one can only travel by boat.



About the Author – Manh Ngoc Nguyen


His photographic focus includes landscapes and people, as well as black and white photography. Nguyen has won numerous national and international photo contests and freelances as a commercial food photographer. He and his family currently reside in Warendorf.