American living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photographer, teacher, geographer, writer.
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Photo by Nitin Badjatia on Unsplash

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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Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

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


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

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


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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.


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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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Photo by Viktor Forgacs on Unsplash

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


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


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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)


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


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

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