About the Book
Having cast aside my Vietnamese culture for survival in a Western society, I was left without a context of what it meant to be Asian. It was in my early 30’s that I decided to explore the other half of my identity. The resulting images are from numerous trips to Viet Nam exploring my cultural heritage and my family ancestry. Circle of Identity is a pictorial autobiography of my Vietnamese heritage in relations to my dual existence.
Minh's career began with photography while studying in Austin, Texas and expanded into graphic design while living in New York City. His fine art process includes photography, video, installation and mix media that addresses cultural and political identity. His visual art have been exhibited and published internationally in magazines, advertisements, and galleries. He is presently a tenured professor and co-chair of the Visual Arts Department at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, WA. He also co-founded the IDEA Odyssey Gallery, a gallery dedicated to multi-cultural artist and their visual art work.