How is general’s retirement life ? How are their relationships with family, friends and former teammates? Aftershocks war affect their current life like? They are concerned about the hot issues of the country does not? Project of photography “War commander at peacetime” is come out by that ideas. Choice is very difficult because how to choose the typical war commanders who contributed great in battle , and represented for many different arms . Next, to persuade generals so that they agreed to take a photo is very difficult because they wouldn’t like to appear in front of public in normal life , avoiding unnecessary “criticism”. My series below is a part of “War commander at peace time” with images of five persons: Lieutenant General Nguyễn Quốc Thước, Lieutenant General Nguyễn Văn Tình, Major General Nguyễn Hồng Nhị, Major-General Nguyễn Đức Huy, Major General Đỗ Văn Phúc.
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, Privatephotoreview.com, 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 : http://www.saatchiart.com/vietvan https://vietvan.see.me and read interview him at: http://actuphoto.com/27309-le-photographe-viet-van-tran-raconte-son-art-au-vietnam.html