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American living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photographer, teacher, geographer, writer.
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The impending climate crisis has much more to do with capitalist methods of resource extraction and distribution than an over-sized population.


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Sometimes, you can’t see the big picture until you step far enough away.


Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on a beautiful afternoon earlier this year.

A collection of my favorite photos of life in Vietnam in 2020.


A COVID-19 safety poster is displayed in a park in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Translation: “COVID-19 pandemic prevention is to protect yourself, your family, and the society.” (Christopher Otis, September 2020)

The Southeast Asian nation has, once again, been a shining example of how to quickly and effectively control the spread of COVID-19.


The Saigon Planning Exhibition Center (center) and Saigon One Tower (left) are two of Ho Chi Minh City’s most famous abandoned construction projects. (Christopher Otis, August 2020)

A photo-essay highlighting some of the abandoned projects that help shape Ho Chi Minh City’s unique and ever-changing urban landscape.


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A look at the US’s problematic incompetence at a crucial yet often misunderstood subject.


Poster welcoming the 17th Đak Pơ District Party Committee in Đak Pơ,Gia Lai, Vietnam. (Christopher Otis, July 2020)


The sun sets over Long An Stadium as V.League 2 sides Long An FC and Phố Hiến FC clash on 19 July, 2020. (Christopher Otis)


Somewhere along the Đường Trường Sơn Đông in Kon Tum province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands (Christopher Otis, July 2020).


The streets of Ho Chi Minh City have come roaring back to life after Vietnam’s successful fight against COVID-19. (June 9, 2020)

Christopher Otis

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