We took several thousand photographs as well as video footage in our fieldwork. Photography was not only a way to document phenomena such as sidewalk symbols or claims to space but it was also important to our research process in multiple ways. We explored space with our cameras. For example, trying to locate experientially “accurate” photographs with different camera angles and framings helped us to realize the intimate scale and low-to-the-ground perspective of Vietnamese sidewalk life. Photography also allowed synthetic observations of scenes and situations on the sidewalk which we used in concert with interview data and physical surveying observations. We also found photography to be a powerful medium for engaging the public.