“Warrior Kid” is an inhabitant who lives in a stilt house village across the Hau River, called also Bassac that is a tributary of the Mekong River, of the city of Chau Doc. That is located in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, on the border of Cambodia. This image is part of the "Chau Doc Stilts" Project of these distinct Vietnamese Architectures are built on wood or sometimes in cement poles up to 20 feet tall, firmly anchored to the ground to resist to the strong currents, specially during the monsoon tropical storms. This is an example of how millions of people in this country live dependent on the rivers’ water, especially in the Delta, that is an area very vulnerable to climate change and the plan to build more then 70 dams on the Mekong basin will effect seriously their life for the lack of water. To see the whole work: www.monialippi.blogspot.com
Monia Lippi was born in Italy. From her formal education in architecture, she arrived to photography and video through experiences in Italy, Paris and New York. Since 2005, she’s lived in Brooklyn exploring a new series of photographic projects, taking the city as a wealth of inspiration. Natural or urban environments and architecture are her main projects. Humans play a more prominent role in this series of “Floating Winona” in The Latsch Island Boathouse on Mississippi River, Winona, Minnesota, USA, focused in the interaction of landscapes, Vernacular – Floating - Architectures and the Island’s Inhabitants. Monia shoots on film, using a 6x9 medium format camera. She prints all her work as limited edition C-Print. "AT 36000 FEET" is another her ongoing Aerial Project of the American Southwest desert landscapes. Lately she developed different work also in Vietnam, like "White Skin" and "Chau Doc Stilts" series.