My name is Cao Phong Nguyen. I was born in France to Vietnamese parents. The photo is a picture of me, taken 30 years ago, in front of the Statue of Liberty, in New York, New York. When I was a teenager, I was obsessed with the USA and I was fascinated by New York. In the summer of my 13th year, my parents took me and my sister on a one-month trip across North America, from the East Coast to the West Coast, including Canada. We took a lot of plane rides and long road trips. It was my best summer vacation ever.
I didn't know back then that I would come back to the U.S. one day to work and to live, as a husband and a father myself. Or maybe I always knew? This project is a collection of pictures and personal comments of five years of adventures in America The Magnifique, with the prospective of a French. This project represents everything I love; traveling with my family and taking photographs; and discovering the people, the landscapes and the food of this awesome country.
Coming soon, the photo book "America The Magnifique" will be available. You will be able to get a copy and more by participating through a crowdfunding project. More details soon. Subscribe to our newsletter to be posted.