Finalist: LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017
The LensCulture Exposure Awards aim to discover and showcase contemporary photographers. In its 8th year in 2017, an international international jury selected six top winners as well as eight jurors’ picks, 25 finalists and five student spotlights.
The image above, selected by the LensCulture jury as a finalist, was taken in Hòn Rớ, a busy fishing port in Nha Trang, Vietnam. I visited the port later in the morning, after the hectic trading period, and was introduced to a small group of women, quietly and methodically mending what seemed like acres of fishing net. I climbed some nearby steps so that I could fill the frame and surround my subject, Nga, in a sea of colour and texture for both visual and symbolic effect.
For more winning images, visit the LensCulture web site.