PHOTOGRAPHED BY MORGAN OMMER
Morgan Ommer's knack for combining portraiture with splashes of local color is on full frontal display in these shots from Vietnam.
Published on Mar 24, 2014
A motorbike tour from the northern-most town to the most southerly brought Morgan Ommer to Nam Dan,hometown of Ho Chi Minh, where Mr. Duyen and his wife, ethnic Daos, posed for their first formal portrait.
Just starting out
Newlyweds from Quy Nhon, Lang and Hien run a restaurant specializing in rice dishes. They rent this building in the town of Sa Thay from a local painter and muralist, lending their café and artistic flair.
Pride of the family
Taylor Swift-fan and top student Kim Chi (in white shirt) is a SPELL scholar---they stay-in-school program to which the photographer has dedicated his two-month charity ride. The 15-year-old 10th-grader lives with her mom, grandmother and two sisters in Hue.
An afternoon off
Early motherhood offers a reprieve from field labor for these Jarai women in the village Kleng. Perhaps their infants will one day join the ranks of the now-4,000 SPELL scholars in the Central Highlands.