Aaron Joel Santos
“I lived in Vietnam for seven years, and I wouldn’t even know how to begin counting how many assignments I’ve shot there. Hundreds,” says Santos. “The northern mountains have always done it for me. The valleys of Ha Giang or Mu Cang Chai” offer the most magic. “Northerners and southerners love to talk about how different they are, but I’ve found people across the country to be inviting, open and keen to learn about you.” A favorite personality: the general who posed for a portrait in Hanoi. “He exuded that classic northern Vietnamese élan. Effortlessly cool, confident and graceful.” Instagram: @aaronjoelsantos.