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Photo of Tuan Pham

Photo of Tuan Pham

A Liminal Space

As Told By: Tuan Pham

Journey

  • My Name is Tuan Pham
  • I am based in New Haven, CT, USA
  • This story is about my family
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  • Departure Location: Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Departure Year: 1990
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  • Resettlement Location: Missouri, USA
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    My Story

    VBP Student Spotlight: Tuan Pham, a graduate student from Yale School of Art, talks about living in a liminal space as an immigrant in America. As a child transitioning and navigating the ‘unknown’ he was constantly trying to bridge the ‘what was’ and ‘what next’. An introspective journey over the years from rediscovering Vietnam and himself, to studying Vietnamese artists, has enabled him to appreciate that ambiguity can give you the freedom to explore and create. And how that inspired his winning logo design for the Vietnamese Boat People which portrays the arduous journeys and the stories of the human spirit.

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