Faces

I began noticing faces when I first traveled alone as an adult in 1973. At that time I was using film--an ancient Pentax 120--but now I use a digital camera. I concentrate on faces because they tell me so much about the person. As a mother of six children I used to be preoccupied with watching children, but now I'm more inclined to notice older people; women in particular.

facial expression of women in Laos
Market Day
Market Day is every day in Laos. This woman and her child were at a local morning market outside Pakse, Laos. Everywhere I looked there were smiling women and children; the warmth of everyone I met there still remains in my heart.



Shopping in Laos
On a short, four-day trip into Laos from Vietnam we were traveling through the countryside on the Boloven Plain. The guide was excited to show us the weavings from this area. I was taken by the sight of these women trying on, comparing, and ultimately bartering for a new sinh, the traditional long-wrap skirt. Baby or not, this was the place to do some roadside exchanges.



Faces
This photograph was taken at the BacHa Sunday Market. BacHa is approximately 100 kilometers from the train station at Lao Cai, meaning it takes about three hours by van or car on a rutted, sometimes muddy mountain road. This woman in green had walked from her home to attend the weekly market. Most women who come to the market are members of the minority tribes who come to buy and sell their products, that is weavings, skirts, cloth. I have many photos from this visit but for me the "Green Lady," as I like to call her, epitomizes the weary road these women trod for things we take for granted.

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Diana Riukas
Diana Riukas
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Beautiful observations of faces from another world and another way of life.

HIJOY
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Judy provides insight through her photographs... her observation becomes ours! Very compelling!

Masha Rotfeld
Masha Rotfeld
Etats Unis

Thank you for making this cross-cultural connection meaningful through your anthropological lens and stories of first-hand encounter.

The Door
The Door
Etats Unis

Thank you for sharing from your beautiful journey!


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