Three things are common in Vietnam: conical leaf hat, bikes, and bicycles. If you ever wish to go there as a photographer, remember about those subjects. Among other traditional elements of Vietnamese culture those there are characteristic for the streets of Hanoi. Elderly people are fully depended of their families in Asia. Usually with no pensions, insurance or any other social benefits or privileges.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 09
Award Score: 64 (Value 11, Clarity 11, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Black & White Photography
Photograph Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Ryszard Wierzbicki was born in 1963. Graduated with a Master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education from University of Gdańsk in 1992 in Poland. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, going through positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches (child care, dentistry, orthodontics and IT). Apart of his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted of an instructor level in PADI. Emigrated to UK in 2006, from where he started his real traveling & photography experience and exploration of South-East Asia. Volunteering occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans (stuandthekids.org). Established 2 forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling (instanttravelling.ning.com) and World Around (worldaround.pl) in 2010. Changed an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, knapsack and started to manage freely the passion of photography, traveling and scuba diving.