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KIRK Tran VanKirk



Multimedia Communications Specialist

The City of Virginia Beach


Tran VanKirk, "Kirk", has a diverse professional background that includes a storied career in Law Enforcement, Photojournalism, and Multimedia Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations. He is currently a Multimedia Communications Professional and UAS Pilot in the Communications Department of the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia. He has an AA in Photojournalism and BA in Mass Communications from Austin Peay State University.

Kirk is the Creator, Director and Executive Producer for the multi-award winning “Intersections” Docu-series which highlights the lives of Amerasian children born in Vietnam during the war and whom were in many cases, orphaned and adopted into families around the world. The series also shares the stories of the men, women, and military service members that helped shape their lives. The pilot episode of “Intersections" has won multiple awards including Best Inspirational Film from the 2022 Cannes World Film Festival and received a Silver Telly in 2023 for the category of long form documentary in the 44th Annual Telly Awards.

Kirk is the recipient of several awards related to his professional photojournalism and film making experience including, but not limited to several Emmy and Telly awards for his photography, filming, editing, and directing accomplishments across a diverse genre of subject matters. His passion is telling stories through photography and film.

Kirk co-founded and served as the President of the Southeast Asian Coast2Coast Foundation (SEA2C) whose mission is to reconnect adoptees from the war in Vietnam with their birth families and to provide emotional healing for active-duty U.S. military combat personnel and Veterans.

Kirk resides in the beautiful coastal community of Norfolk, Virginia. He volunteers in his local community by serving as an Executive Board Member for the East Ocean View Civic League. When he’s not working, he enjoys long distance running, CrossFit training, fishing, surfing, boating, and most importantly of all, quality family time.

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