I met photographer Najib Joe Hakim over a decade ago when he worked at the San Francisco Business Times. I came in for an interview and we exchanged our information. We didn't see each other after that one meeting. Then two weeks ago, he was at Rayko Gallery and he happen to see the Family Spaces exhibit catalogue from the show at Silverlens Gallery, Manila.
It was wonderful to hear from him after all these years. In an email, he wrote:
One of your images resonated with a foto I made in Beirut after the last war at my Aunt’s apartment building. Funny how similar some cultural phenomena are even half way around the world!