Colm is originally from Dublin, Ireland, and has over twenty years’ experience working as a professional photographer. He studied under Magnum photographer David Hurn at the School of Documentary Photography in Newport, Wales, and after that moved to Paris to work freelance, where he lived for fifteen years.
His pictures have featured in numerous publications worldwide, including The Guardian (UK), Le Point (France), LA Times (USA), and The Nation (Vietnam). He moved to Hanoi in 2008, and speaks English, French and Vietnamese. Colm has been leading acclaimed photo tours and workshops for Vietnam in Focus since 2012.