Chu Bien: The Captain

A wonderful portrait of a basket boat captain in Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam.

By Dan Holz and Kaare Iverson | March 28th, 2019

Amidst the emerald waters and soaring limestone islets of coastal Vietnam, Captain “Chu” Bien spends more time in a modest boat at sea than at home.

Embodying simplicity—the items he uses daily can be counted on one hand—Captain Chu Bien confirms that happiness and fulfillment are found in the relationships we forge, not the things we accumulate.


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