Chris Thao Trinh is a Vietnamese-American photojournalist working between Southeast Asia, the SWANA region and Pasifika. Their storytelling practice focuses on migration, queer identity and how climate change and colonialism impact communities of the global majority.
Their photos have been published by The Guardian, Vice, Getty Images, Grist and Bloomberg, among others.
They have also photographed for various mutual aid, humanitarian and environmental justice organizations, including Indigenous Environmental Network, Luminos Fund, UN Women and Stay Grounded.
Chris holds a Diploma in Visual Journalism from Ateneo de Manila University and is a member of Women Photograph. They are also a signatory to the Photo Bill of Rights.
Based in Hanoi, Vietnam, Chris is available for assignments in Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and the Mediterranean Basin. Chris has an ongoing personal project in Guåhan (Guam) and prior to returning home to Vietnam, Chris was based in Beirut, Lebanon, spending many years focused on the SWANA region.
📌 Current Location: Lebanon
+961 76 728 764 / +84 38 4893 985
EXHIBITIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
2023 Earth Journalism Network Grantee
2023 Photojournalism Grantee, Center for Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University
2022 UN Women, Group Exhibition, "Women, Peace and Security in ASEAN," Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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 Canon EMEA Grantee and CSDP Winner
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