"Go to school"
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Date: November 2012
Photographer: Anh Bui
University Affiliation: Graduate Student
Home Country: Vietnam
Award: Honorable Mention
"I took this photo during the trip to Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon). It was a sunny & vibrant early morning when I realize many parents are rushing their kids to school on motorbikes. And there was this boy in his uniform sitting at the back of his grandmother on the bicycle slowly moving with the busy traffic.
I like this photo a lot even though it has been many years. It portraits the vibrant of the biggest city in Vietnam in its typical tropical weather in November. Also, it signifies one of the strangest things foreigners talk about in our country - many motorbikes. Inside the crazy traffic, you can still see a moment where everything blurs out, just the boy and his grandmother on their bicycle, calmly going to school."