The Sony World Photography Awards has recently released some of its early submissions for 2021, and one of the most beautiful photographs is an aerial shot of a fish market in Long Hai, a town located in southern Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province of Vietnam. The photo was taken by Khanh Phan and submitted under the travel category of the competition.
Khanh’s photo captures the daily life of the local fish market, showing trays of fish laid out to dry under the sun. She said that she was overwhelmed by the scale of the fish market and the hundreds of local workers that keep it running. This beautiful photo is just one of 15 early submissions that were chosen for the contest. The winners of the Sony World Photography Awards will be announced in April 2021.
Khanh is no stranger to photography and has won over 30 awards both locally and internationally over the past three years. In 2020, one of her photos was even shortlisted for the AGORA award, a photography competition that celebrates the beauty of the world through images.
The Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions, namely professional, open, student, and youth, where photographers can submit their entries. From mesmerizing waves in Australia to a stunning mountain in Iceland and a striking black and white portrait of a lion, these early submissions capture the beauty and diversity of our world.