Projects / Vietnam / Bus to Son La
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Smallest Photo said...
Looks like you had some great travelling companions. Almost looks like the little girl is in the bag itself.
yet again another very powerful photo. almost giving me the feeling of being there.
Roberto Marquino said...
Your photographs are better than others at National Geographic, and belive that I like the NG ones.
I can believe that you don't publish your pictures there! :D
Like the old sorcerer use to say: "there's some paths that have heart and another that doesn't"
Raul, your work have heart. A big one.
Interesting how everybody is smiling except for the woman in the middle. Great capture.
These photos have a ton of heart. I agree! Amazing work!
Call me crazy, call me whatever you please but I have found that old ladies are the least likely to smile. I don't know why that is. Maybe living as an old lady is the hardest thing there is.
A couple of ideas. 1) Smiling is a modern thing. Look at old U.S. photos (prior to the 40s especially prior to 1900) and few if any people are smiling. I believe the now almost global belief in smiling for a photograph is transmitted by T.V. 2) Exclusive of idea one is that the older woman likely lived through at least one war, maybe even four wars. (with China, U.S., France, Japan, etc.)
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