Vietartians. Charity begins at home. Vinh Long, Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

I was very fortunate to spend a day in the Mekong Delta last month to photograph the good work of Lily Phan and Vietartisans. Founded by Lily the organization teaches underprivileged woman skills in calligraphy, silk screen printing and book binding, amongst other things. The women work in a beautiful setting in Vinh Long on the banks of the Mekong where they make the most exquisite gifts with the flavor of Vietnam.

Corporate gifts are a specialty.

Lily is a powerhouse of energy, a super cool lady and an excellent portrait subject. I had a thoroughly enjoyable day. Photo's appear in the December issue of Oi Magazine.

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Lily Phan.