America The Magnifique

The project

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 event

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.