Managing Editor of Word Vietnam. Destined to be a dairy farmer until he accepted a spur of the moment job offer in Japan in 1998. After making it big in Japan, he now finds himself wrangling stories in Vietnam instead of cows in Australia. Matt has been living in Saigon since 2010.
A newly published book packs a veritable punch
As French photographer Joan Bardeletti shows in a recent project, development increases inequality, especially when it comes to housing. Words by Matt Cowan
Julie Vola heads to a Hmong village close to Sapa to see first-hand the process of weaving hemp. Words by Matt Cowan