security & vulnerability

The photographs of this series were taken throughout Northern Vietnam -- some in cities, some on islands, and some in rural villages. No matter where you are in Vietnam, homes, pagodas, storefronts, all building really, are only minimally sealed off from the world outside. Modern Vietnam is undergoing rapid and radical changes on every social level as aging political views and traditional customs are hurled against an ever-widening economy and western influence. This is a country transforming itself from the inside-out and outside-in. Threats and promises linger in the openings and closings of every door, window, and heart.

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