Yen Duong is a Vietnamese photojournalist currently based in Ho Chi Minh city, whose work tends to drift to quiet moments in everyday life. Originally an investigative journalist, she has photographed many critical stories throughout Vietnam and elsewhere, exploring themes from human trafficking, environmental and natural disasters, to the impact of rapid urbanization on marginalized communities. She holds a Master of Arts in Intercultural studies at University of Vaasa, Finland. 

Clients incl. Reuters, Bloomberg, the Atlantic, the Guardian, the New York Times, Courier Media, Al Jazeera, The New Humanitarian, ActionAid, International Federation of the Red Cross, UNICEF EAP, Care International, among others. 

She completed a 5-day hostile training course in November 2019. She's a member of Women Photograph and Diversify Photo.  

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2020 Pulitzer Center's Southeast Asia Rainforest Journalism Fund (RFJ) grantee
2019 One World Media's New Voice Award, winner
2018 UK FPA's Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award, runner-up
2018 Women Photograph mentorship class of 2018-2019
2018 South-South Media Lab program funded by BMZ, fellow/photojournalist in residence, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 
2016 Visiting fellowship at the Migration Research Center at Koç University, Istanbul

News, Features & Exhibitions

2021 ActionAid UK's Women by Women campaign
2021 Interview, Thomson Foundation's 2020 Annual Review
2021 Featured Story on PHMuseum, Child brides of China
2020 Pandemic Diaries in "The year we lost" by Joe Pinsker, the Atlantic
2020 Photoville, Group exhibition: The Journal: Documenting Covid-19, curated by Women Photograph x The Journal Collective, New York
2020 Athens Photo Festival, Group exhibition: The Journal: Documenting Covid-19, Athens
2020 Festival de Fotografia de Paranapiacaba, Group exhibition: The Journal: Documenting Covid-19, São Paulo
2020 Pandemic Diaries in Fotodemic
2020 Thomson Foundation’s online course on Reporting on COVID19
2019 Short doc on Role Models, Girl Rising x Sunsilk
2019 Espiga, A silent winter in Kashmir, Porto, Portugal
2018 Solo exhibition, The New Flower, Gobeze x Ice Addis, Addis Ababa
2018 Global Journalist’s podcast, "Child Marriage in Southeast Asia"

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