Follow photographer Nguyen Ngoc Thai to record the beauty of portraits and childhood games of ethnic children in Kon Tum.
Nguyen Ngoc Thai (born in 1990, stage name Thai Ba Na), born in Dak Ha district, Kon Tum, left a mark in the photography world through his works specializing in portraiture and daily life, especially legs. Dung, childhood of children of different ethnic groups in Kon Tum.
Thai Ba Na said that all of his photography was done in his hometown of Dak Ha and in Kon Tum province. The photo above shows a scene of Ba Na children having fun crossing the suspension bridge across the river in Dak Pxi commune, Dak Ha district.
Children bathing in the afternoon sun on the river in Dak Ha, about 20 km north of Kon Tum city. Kon Tum has indigenous peoples such as Ba Na, Xo Dang, Ba Na, Gie Trieng, Gia Rai, Brau, Ro Mam and Hre.
The Ba Na people in Kon Tum account for 12.5% of the province’s population (in 2017), mainly residing in Kon Tum city and partly in Dak Ha, Kon Ray and Sa Thay districts.
The “Bath” Moment
Thai Ba Na, the 9x youngest member of the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists in 2018, shared about his passion for photography in the future, he continues to pursue portrait photography, even though he knows this type of photography is picky. players than the landscape photo genre.
The close friends (the children and the dog) were smiling and lying on the straw. Thai Ba Na said that he has had a passion for photography since 2015 and after experiencing various types of photography, he chose his own path to take portraits and work beauty.
In the process of writing, the author often captures the natural moments of the children, such as when they play with the dog around the stilt house, creating an impressive scene and daily routine.
“Everyone has childhood memories, with lovely memories and I want to capture these moments of ethnic children in Kon Tum,” Thai Ba Na said.
The work “Paper Cranes”, implies bringing children’s dreams to fly high and miracles to them in life.
Thai Ba Na said that in addition to the natural element, most of the portrait works he takes are arranged, expressing the intention, artistic elements and the message content to be conveyed through each photo.
The work “Grandfather’s Forge” depicts the enthusiastic joy of grandparents when working together.
The work “Shoot marbles”, a game associated with children’s childhood.
“Besides photography and post-production techniques, being immersed in the character’s life is an important factor contributing to an impressive portrait work,” the author shared.
Slingshot to shoot birds is also a childhood game for boys.
The work is titled “Childhood.” Each portrait is carefully thought out and conceptualized.
From 2015 until now, the author has traveled around Dak Ha and Kon Tum villages taking over 300 portraits. Ethnic people, from village elders to children, but most like about 50 pictures. Follow vnexpress
Photo: Nguyen Ngoc Thai
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