Chris Thao Trinh is a Vietnamese-American photojournalist whose work 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, El País, Grist, Bloomberg, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and USA Today, 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 Diversify Photo and 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 previously lived in Beirut, Lebanon, spending many years focused on the SWANA region. 

📌 Current location: Vietnam 


+961 76 728 764 / +84 38 4893 985 


2023 Selectee, VII Community 1-to-1 Mentorship Program

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

Nairobi, Kenya

Sunset over Lake Kivu, Rwanda