Photo of Vietnamese fish seller wins prestigious American photo contest

The photograph of a man selling ornamental fish on a motorbike in Hanoi has been chosen winner of this year’s Smithsonian photo contest.

The photo, titled ‘A fish seller displays his goods’, was taken by British photographer Jon Enoch in Hanoi during his visit to Vietnam in February 2019.

Enoch said he was impressed with bikers who transported heaps of merchandise piled on their motorbikes and spent a week chasing down riders and their cargos and convincing them to pose for the camera.


Surpassing over 36,000 other entries by photographers from 145 countries and territories, the photo claimed the US$2,500 top prize in the prestigious American photo contest.

The magazine is the official journal published by the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex based in Washington, D.C.,

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