After he received his Ph.D., Jonathan married Nan and moved, first to Singapore, then to Hong Kong – where both are university professors. From Hong Kong, Jonathan continues to visit Vietnam as a consultant and teacher.
Jesse was born in Spring, 2008. In December, Jonathan, Nan, Jesse, Mark and I headed to Hanoi for a holiday visit. It was a great pleasure to renew acquaintances with people I had met nine years earlier and observe the bonds of friendship that have remained so strong.
The images in this series document many of the moments when Jesse was introduced to both Jon’s current associates and his extended Hanoi family.