About the Book
It is generally understood that the Vietnamese are close: they are close to their family; they are close to their traditions and ancestors; and they are close to their history. As their country shifts into the future, these intangibles, essential to being Vietnamese, remain unchanged. The images in this series are the product of self rediscovery, as I explored my identity by revisiting my origins, and realized the life I would have lived had our family not left Vietnam over thirty years ago.
Photographer with recent accomplishments in: Travel Photographer of the Year 2012 Pollux Awards 2011 Lux Awards 2010 Prix de la Photographie, Paris, 2009 B&W 2008 Portfolio Contest Award B&W 2008 Single Image Contest Lucie Awards 2007 PX3 2007 PhotoLife Image International 2007 Lucie Awards 2006