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Pipo Nguyen-duy was born in Hue, Vietnam. Growing up within thirty kilometers of the demilitarized zone of the 18th Parallel, he describes hearing gunfire every day of his early life. He later immigrated to the United States as a political refugee. Pipo has taken on many things in life in pursuit of his diverse interests. As a teenager in Vietnam, he competed as a national athlete in table tennis. He also spent some time living as a Buddhist monk in Northern India. Eventually, Pipo earned a BA in Economics at Carleton College. He then moved to Manhattan, where he worked as a bartender. Finally, Pipo earned an MA followed by an MFA in Photography, both from the University of New Mexico. He is currently a professor at Oberlin College in Ohio. (Photo shot in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2016. Photo sponsors: Jack & Sheila Wiggins.)


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