Maika Elan © Le Cat Phuong Nam
Maika Elan (Nguyen Thanh Hai) was born in Vietnam, and lives and works in Hanoi.
After taking a BA in sociology at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in 2006, Maika started to use the camera to document her daily and private life.
She soon turned to professional photography, working for editorial clients and fashion firms in Vietnam. In 2010, she took up documentary photography.
Her first project, The Pink Choice, focused on the life of gay couples in Vietnam, and was widely published internationally and online, winning in 2013 a World Press Photo prize and a Pride Photo Award.
WORLD PRESS PHOTO INVOLVEMENT
Winning images by location
Maika Elan on Twitter
28 July 2014
25 June 2014
https://t.co/sTjBBqquOz Ready for the show in Barcelona, I will be there in spirit!
10 June 2014
Maika Elan’s Playful Photos of Her Father Taken During His Battle with Cancer http://t.co/FJjrwPdglR
19 March 2013
Photo book "Yeu la Yeu" (The Pink Choice)'s launched on 10am March 20th at Manzi Art Space,14 Phan huy Ich str, Hanoi http://t.co/KP01ZimNMt