It is with great sadness that we share news of the death Phanh Tram of Phanh’s Photography in Edmonton, Alberta. His soulful-style of portraiture allowed us to look deep within his subjects, and were a staple in National Image competitions for 25 years. Phanh was recognized with the Yousuf Karsh Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 for his outstanding photographic talents.
If you had met Phanh, you would most certainly remember the always-present twinkle in his eye and his ability to make you laugh, and the gentleness of his manner. He was a kind man, always humble, despite the heights he reached with his photography.
2016 – Reportage / Photojournalism
World Top 10, 7th Place
Phanh’s outstanding imagery of life in Vietnam, where he travelled annually.