Visions of Vietnam: 21 Beautiful Faces from Saigon, Hanoi and Beyond Mike Richard December 4 Gallery, Photography, Saigon, Vietnam 3 Comments Our eyes and (to a larger extent) our faces are the windows to our soul. Michael Clemmer writes: According to the ancient Chinese tradition of xiÃ ng shÃ¹ (face reading), the lines of our faces reveal not only the type of life we have lived but also how long we will live. The lines of our forehead show the way of our thinking as well as parental influence. That long line from the bridge of your nose down to your chin is called the Long Laugh Line. It’s the best. It says you will live past your 70s and those “crow’s feet” show that you are not easily fooled. So skip that facelift and Botox. Every precious little line tells the world what a special person you are. And in few places in the world is this more evident than Vietnam. Here, we share our favorite portraits from the people of Saigon, Hanoi, the Mekong Delta and beyond. (Note: those with a weak stomach, turn back now. You’ve been warned …) #1: Elderly Victim of Ketsana Typhoon © BÃ¹i Linh NgÃ¢n One of many elderly queuing for relief rice from an NGO in Quang Nam Province – Vietnam, after Ketsana typhoon or “typhoon #9” in Vietnamese. #2: A Motorcycle Taxi Rider in Chinatown © Tri Nguyen #3: H’Mong Babygirl © BÃ¹i Linh NgÃ¢n Babies in plateau areas are wrapped with hats, scarves, sweaters … everything but socks. It explains very clearly why all of them have running noses. #4: Everyone Loves Noodles © Anton Novoselov #5: Wandering Sapa © Nguyá»…n ThÃ nh Lam #6: The Face of Commerce in the Mekong © Davidlohr Bueso #7: The Local Butcher Shop © BÃ¹i Linh NgÃ¢n In the mountain regions of Vietnam, people love fatty pork. #8: The Street Barber of Hanoi © Nathan O’Nions #9: A Lifetime in the City © Edson Walker #10: Carried Away © Staffan Scherz #11: A Simple Smile © Petr & Bara Ruzicka #12: Generation in Hanoi © Nathan O’Nions #13: A Cham Priest at Kate Festival (Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan) © Staffan Scherz #14: The Ice Cream Man of Phu Quoc © Eddy Milfort #15: “I Wanna Be in the Photo Too!” © BÃ¹i Linh NgÃ¢n #16: Calling It a Day © Staffan Scherz #17: A Victim of the Saigon Monsoon © mr_thomas #18: Hard at Work in the Mekong (Cantho, Vietnam) © Davidlohr Bueso #19: Mobile Gift Shop in Hanoi © Nathan O’Nions #20: A Lifetime in Long An © Staffan Scherz #21: Curiosity © Wagner T. Cassimiro “Aranha” 3 Responses Tri Nguyen December 5 Dear Mike, Nice to known you from this article and also thanks a lot for your choice of my photo of Vietnam ! I’m very happy about this and my brother was show me this morning your write, my photo and some others photographer. I don’t known how to say, could I have a hard copy of your Article with my photo, then I will frame it and hang in my living room. Thanks and my Best Regards, Tri Nguyen Reply Mike Richard December 5 @Tri: And thank YOU very much for the fantastic photo! Unfortunately we don’t really have any way to get a hard copy of this article to you. But you’re welcome to print it out and frame it that way =) Reply Tri Nguyen December 13 Well, thanks alot Mike, I will try to do how. Regards, Reply Leave a Reply to Tri Nguyen Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. 1 − one = Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.