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Mark F. Erickson aka Đỗ Văn Hùng is the author of the photobook Other Streets: Scenes from a Life in Vietnam not Lived.
Mark's photobook has been exhibited at the L.A. Center of Photography, the Davis Orton Gallery, and the Griffin Museum of Photography. He has been profiled in The Photobook Journal, diaCRITICS: the arts & culture of the Vietnamese and SE Asian diaspora website, the Worksleeve podcast, Chopsticks Alley, and Harvard Magazine.
Đỗ Văn Hùng was born in Saigon in 1972, evacuated as part of Operation Babylift at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, renamed Mark F. Erickson, and raised by an American family in western New York. At Harvard College, he studied documentary photography with Chris Killip (United Kingdom) and David Goldblatt (South Africa). He currently works in New York City.