Chris Thao Trinh is a Vietnamese-American photojournalist and multimedia reporter. Their work focuses on migration, queer identity, human-nature relationships and how climate change and colonialism impact communities of the global majority.

Their photos have been published in The Guardian, Vice, Grist and elsewhere.

They have also photographed for various mutual aid, humanitarian and environmental justice organizations, including Indigenous Environmental Network, Najda Now International, Misr El Kheir Foundation and Stay Grounded.

Chris holds a Diploma in Visual Journalism from the Ateneo de Manila University and is a member of Women Photograph. They are also a signatory to the Photo Bill of Rights

Based between Hanoi, Vietnam and Beirut, Lebanon, Chris splits their time between Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean Basin. They are conversational in English, Spanish and Arabic and available for assignments worldwide. 

📌 Current Location: Vietnam 


+961 76 728 764 / +84 38 4893 985 


2023 Photojournalism Grantee, Center for Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University

2022 Finalist, United Nations "She Shapes Biodiversity" Photo Contest

2022 Hamburg Portfolio Review + Feature in Opening Night Screenings, Altonaer Museum, Hamburg, Germany

2022 Coup de Cœur (Editor's pick) L’Association Nationale des Iconographes (ANI) Portfolio Review

2022 The Umbrella Arts Center, Group Exhibition "Sustainable Solutions to the Climate Crisis," Concord, MA, USA

2022 Photoville Festival, Group Exhibition "Sustainable Solutions to the Climate Crisis," New York, NY, USA

2022 Honorable Mention, Zeke Award for Documentary Photography

2022 Women Photograph Mentee

2021 Foundry Photo Workshop

2021 Fujifilm “Beautiful Egypt” Group Exhibition, Consoleya, Cairo, Egypt

2021 Beirut Photo Week Portfolio Review + Workshop, Beirut, Lebanon

2021 XVI Concurs G.A.G. de Fotografía LBGTQIA+, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

2019 Finalista, Concurs "La Imatge Com a Eina per a la Cohesió Social i la Promoció dels Drets Humans," Observatori Mediterrani de la Comunicació

2019 Rodamons Group Exhibition, Casa Golferichs, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Nairobi, Kenya

Sunset over Lake Kivu, Rwanda

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