Active kids

CompanyLabor Newspaper
PhotographerViet Van Tran
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

The Ndugu Mdogo Rescue Centre is an initiative at Nairobi’s Kibera slum (Kenya), where Koinonia social workers initiate the rehabilitation process through street activities. Kibera is considered sub-Saharan Africa’s largest slum. Operating from a small house in the slum, the Koinonia social workers identify children living on the street, and proceed to organize street activities with them as a prelude to a fostering process that gradually integrates them into sound members of the society. My biggest impression when visiting the center were the faces of innocence, purity kids. The kids do not care about poverty, they just like playing. They made me reminiscent of my childhood poverty.

About Photographer

Viet Van Tran born 06.12.1971. Graduated with a BA in cultutral. Attended training workshop of IMMF (Indochinal Memory Media Found) by tutor as famous photographer as James Natchwey, Gary Knight, Tim Page, Steve Northup, Gaby Sommer… Now is reporter for Lao Động newspaper(one of the biggest newspaper of Viet Nam) Had 9 solo exhibions, many group exhibition (US, UK, France, Spain, Urugoay, Argentina, Singapore…), and release 4 book (“Dharma and Life”…). As the first and only Vietnamese photographer have porfolio was collective by Win- Initiative (New York, US) As the first and only Vietnamese photographer won the "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" Px3 ( 7 consecutive years), Pollux Annual Awards (UK-4 years), Photoannual Awards (Czech, 3 consecutive years), Photo Master Cup (UK-2 consecutive years), Moscow International Foto Award (MIFA, Rusian, 2 consecutive years ), Art of Photography Show (US), Shorlist and Honorable metion of London international creative competion (LICC- 4 years) Many pictures were published in Wink Magazine, Art Photo Magazine, Dodho Magazine, 43mm Magazine,Eros Magazine, Camera Obscura Journa,, Blur Magazine… Activity in photography with the personal project of art and documentary. As the jury of many national photo contest and cinema contest. Featured in over 250 Vietnamese newspaper articles and the subject of many interviews on Vietnamese cultural and arts programmes on Vietnamese television. More Viet Van Tran’s work at : and read interview him at: