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Maika Elan’s Real Love in Vietnam

I picked up the following from LGBT Icons, and the photos are absolutely stunning.

You can see the whole story on the New York Times, but Maika’s decision to publish this work is really interesting. She initially took the photos in Cambodia, but wasn’t sure that she really wanted to publish them. After returning to Hanoi though, she realized how hidden gay couples were in the Vietnamese media, specifically that when photos were taken, the faces were always hidden.

The colors and structure of these photos are amazing, but I think the real beauty is in the intimacy of each one.

This is one of my personal favorites:

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