The "Little Saigon" that I saw in Garden Grove

When I was in California, two weeks ago, I was able to check out just an "icing" of the Vietnamese community.  I do wish I spent more time there, but split time with being with family and this project. 

What I did see was an extremely vibrant community.  One that I know that I will be returning to.  Well whenever I head back to California that is.  Where I went to were banh mi shops, which are very numerous, hair salons, and super markets.  I did get into trouble at a super market.  I just had my camera around my chest and a security guard came up to me and told me no photographs are allowed inside. 

This community is really a self sustaining one and growing.  Everywhere I went, there were political signs for Vietnamese politicians.  It looks like this community has really adapted, but maintained our Vietnamese culture when they moved here. 


Making food and culture happen in California

Since my last post giving an update, I finally finished editing the pictures that I made in California.  I split my time documenting my nephews and family, exploring, camping, and making food culture photographs.  

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Follow the kids.

As I went to different shops, two night food festivals, and some shops in Little Saigon, I made a lot of portraits!  Two of the festivals that I went to was the 626 night market and the Ktown night market & OC block party.