BIG pic­ture

The ‘hope­ful eyes’ have it in this poignant award-win­ning im­age

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QUOC Nguyen Linh Vinh, a 20-year- old pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher from Viet­nam, has been awarded first place in the 2017 En­vi­ron­men­tal Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year (EPOTY) com­pe­ti­tion. Vinh’s im­age ‘ The hope­ful eyes of the girl mak­ing a living by rub­bish’ was taken in the waste dump of Kon

Tum in Viet­nam. Vinh re­calls, ‘ The child was happy, look­ing at the dark clouds and chat­ting to her mother. This was so touch­ing. She should have been en­joy­ing her child­hood.’

Launched in 2007 by The Char­tered In­sti­tu­tion of Wa­ter and En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment (CIWEM), EPOTY show­cases the best en­vi­ron­men­tal pho­tog­ra­phy from around the world, by ama­teur and pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers alike.

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