Thuy Vy was born in a small rice farming village in Vietnam. He is a descendant of the ‘nung’ ethnic minority.
He migrated to Australia with his family in 1987.
In high school, contrary to common parental advice he skipped chemistry class in preference for the darkroom where he discovered his fervour for photography. He continued to pursue this passion with an Advanced Diploma in Multimedia and a Bachelor of Arts in Photography and from RMIT University.
After a stint in Sydney assisting high end fashion and advertising photographers he moved back to Melbourne to work on his personal photographic projects, exhibitions and start working in the film industry.