The photograph “Drying Fish” (2021) by Khanh Phan was awarded with a Sony World Photography Award in 2021 in the category Travel. Khanh Phan is a resident of Ho Chi Minh City and has won 30 awards at home and abroad.
Long Hai fish market, Ba Ria - Vung Tau. Vietnam is the place to buy and sell seafood, especially dried scad, with the scientific name of decapterus. Thousands of fry trays are dried on rooftops and yards by hundreds of workers. The weather here is very sunny with high temperatures and the workers work with great intensity. Khanh Phan came to Long Hai on a photo trip and was really overwhelmed by the scale of the fishing village. Fish are bought in bulk in large ships on the sea, steamed and put into wooden trays to dry. Fish usually dry after 1 day in the sun.
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Image © Khanh Phan, Vietnam, Category Winner, Open, Travel, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards