There are numerous fishing villages dotted along the Central Vietnamese coast but in many areas, like the beach near Tam Tien, shallow waters make it impossible for trawlers to bring the catch ashore. Instead, round basket boats are used to bring in the fish, prawns and other seafood. An army of vendors on the beach then unloads, sorts and auctions the catch to waiting buyers, in a riot of noise and activity photographed by Dylan Goldby.
Setting the scene
Battling the elements
A daily drill
There’s a rhythm to the chaos at a fishing village. The sea-hardened residents have been doing this for so long that what an outsider may perceive as random actions are actually all part of a well-oiled machine.
When a basket hits the beach, individual buyers rush to purchase the best catch at the right price (above right). It is a strangely mesmerising cacophony of shouts and bustling commotion.
Prepping for the journey
The art of presentation
A new dawn
The end of a good day
This article was originally published in the January 2019 issue of Silkwinds magazine