Photo Essay: Geopolitical pawns, the fishermen of Lý Sơn, Vietnam

The island of Lý Sơn sits a few miles off shore of the city of Da Nang and halfway down the long, serpentine coast of Vietnam. Most of its people are simple fishermen, trolling the South China Sea for octopus, shrimp and whatever fish they can catch.

View the full photo essay by Special Reporting Initiative Fellows Dominic Bracco II and Erik Vance.