Vinh (Mario’s uniform), 2009 by Michelle Tran

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Artist's statement

Vinh-Ly Huynh is the evening barista at Mario's cafe in Fitzroy, Melbourne. In a cafe full of Italian waiting staff, Vinh's Vietnamese heritage stands out, as does his femininity. His face is delicately cast with fine features and perfectly applied makeup. He is beautiful and intriguing and is in a strange transitional period of his life.