Thien Nguyen is an award-winning photographer , engineer, freediver, he’s currently based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Thien has a passion for travel & diving to capture aspects of life and natural world from above & below the surface, with the hope to use his imagery to inspire his communities & future generations to protect our incredible natural world and its wildlife.
Along with his travel and ocean photography, Thien is also working as manager for a French multinational corporation that specializes in digital automation and energy management.

Awards and Prizes

– Top 10 global of Natural World & Wildlife category, Sony World Photography Awards 2024
– Winner Award of Underwater Photography, 35AWARDS International Photography Awards 2023
– Winner Award of Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year 2023
– Winner Award of Sony World Photography Awards 2023
– Winner Award of Marine Conservation – Underwater Photographer Of The Year 2022
– Winner Award of Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2022
– Winner Award of Siena International Photo Awards 2020
– Winner Award of Aerial Photography Awards 2020
– Winner Award of (PX3) Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2020
– Winner Award of 35AWARDS 2020
– Winner Award of The Descent Mission Underwater Photo Contest 2021 (iNaturalist & Garmin)
– Winner Award of Vietnam Art Photo Contest and Exhibition in 2020 & 2022
– Highly Commended Award of Ocean Photography Awards 2021 & 2022
– Gold & Silver Awards of Epson International Pano Awards 2019 & 2020
– South-East Asian Selection of Sony World Photography Awards 2020
– Finalist of HIPA 2021-2022
– Thien’s works have been published & featured on National Geographic, Oceanographic magazine, GEO magazine, Rotary magazine, Vietnam Heritage magazine, Travellive magazine… as well as news media CNN, BBC, Forbes, The Guardian, Daily Mail, Vnexpress…