Illegal immigration from the countryside into Ho Chi Minh City and the prospect of an easier life in the city have led to housing problems. Many, often large, families live in single rooms and sleep or rest in shifts. There are also those who just take it easy and wait for casual jobs. The photographer caught a young man lounging on a bedstead watching day-time television, while another young man sleeps on the ground. In the background a young girl prepares a meal.

Photographer: Nguyen Hoai Linh (34) is from Hanoi. He had photojournalism training and works now for the English language Hanoi magazine Vietnam Review. His tutor was Gary Knight, Agency VII, London.


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