FROM REDLANDS CAMERA CLUB
Five Redlands Camera Club members recently returned from the International Hue Photography Festival in Vietnam with the international Crossing Bridges photographic group.
Crossing Bridges is a non-profit photography project that gathers photographers from different countries annually to discover and promote friendship and communications between photographers around Asia and beyond. It also aims to promote understanding of the culture and people of each area that is highlighted each year.
Led by Pia Jessen, the Australian team joined with photographers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, totalling 116 photographers. Hue is a city in central Vietnam that was the seat of Nguyen Dynasty emperors and the national capital from 1802 to 1945.
During the seven days of the festival the photographers were captivated and impressed by exceptional Vietnamese hospitality, impeccable organisation, brilliant photography and mutual friendship. Photographic opportunities abounded in lifestyle, portraiture, landscape and elaborate model photo shoots in traditional costume. The group enjoyed activities that other regular visitors do not have the privilege of enjoying.