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A fisherman catches mussels the traditional way at the end of Tra Khuc River in Quang Ngai Province, central Vietnam. Scrapping and mussels are the daily livelihoods of the people here. They have to get up early to work from 3 a.m., immersed in water all day in the sun for six to eight hours. They earn about 200,000 Vietnamese dong (nearly $9) for a day of work—the average wage for people here.
National Geographic Your Shot – Jul 22, 2020
In this exquisite fine-art print, a poignant slice of life unfolds along the serene shores of the Tra Khuc River in Quang Ngai Province, central Vietnam. The photograph captures the timeless rhythm of a fisherman engaged in the age-old tradition of mussel harvesting. The scene is painted with authenticity, showcasing the simplicity and resilience of a community deeply connected to its riverine surroundings.
The composition masterfully freezes a moment in the daily grind of these industrious individuals. The fisherman, a lone silhouette against the picturesque backdrop, is immersed in the methodical task of catching mussels. The play of light and shadow accentuates the contours of the river, lending a poetic quality to the visual narrative. The soft hues of dawn or dusk cast a warm glow on the water’s surface, creating a harmonious dance between nature and human endeavor.
As the narrative unfolds, the print becomes a window into the arduous yet dignified existence of the local residents. The commitment to their livelihoods is palpable—the need to rise at 3 a.m., endure hours of sun-drenched toil, and wade through the river for six to eight hours a day. Their tireless efforts culminate in a modest daily wage of 200,000 Vietnamese dong, a mere reflection of the average earnings in this resilient community.
The print not only captures a moment in time but also serves as a powerful testament to the symbiotic relationship between humanity and nature. It invites viewers to reflect on the perseverance and fortitude embedded in the daily lives of these fishermen, creating a visual narrative that transcends the boundaries of time and culture. This fine-art print is not just an image; it is a portal to a world where tradition, hard work, and the ebb and flow of rivers converge in a captivating tableau.
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DAMAGE REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE
Our comprehensive lifetime damage replacement guarantee ensures that in the event of any damage to your photograph, you may reach out to us, and we will promptly furnish a complimentary replacement. Please note that the customer bears responsibility for any associated shipping fees.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
Every fine art photograph is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, duly signed by Tran Tuan Viet.