Environment! Vietnamese Wins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2017

An amateur photographer from Vietnam, Quoc Nguyen Linh Vinh, has won the 2017 edition of Environmental Photographer of the yea award given by the Chattered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

Launched in 2007 by CIWEM, the award showcases the best environmental photographs around the world by amateur and professional photographers, reports The Telegraph.

Vinh warn the award this yea for his “Hopeful eyes of the girl making a living by rubbish” photograph.

Taken in a waste dump of the city of Kun Tum, Vietnam, the photograph shows a mother and her child making a living from collecting waste.

While describing their experience while taking the picture, Vinh said, “the child was happy, looking at the dark clouds and chatting to her mother. This was touching. She should have been enjoying her childhood and playing with friends rather than being here.”



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  1. Wow! this is beautiful and heart warming… it feels good when someone’s work is been appreciated

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