SaPa Collection Revisited

 Girl in Village

Girl in Village

As mentioned in some of my previous postings, summertime in Qatar (where I live) is essentially only suitable for indoor activity due to the excessive outdoor heat we experience. It is therefore rarely, and only completely opportunistically, that I dare to venture outside to practice street photography. This is the ideal time for me to work through my extensive archives, which sometimes results in the “discovery” of new images which I never considered as good enough before. Absence and time tends to help in looking at images with a fresh eye.

 Red Dao lady ...

Red Dao lady ...

 Village Life in the mountains of SaPa

Village Life in the mountains of SaPa

 A Red Dao boy at the filling station ...

A Red Dao boy at the filling station ...

I’ve spent the last few weeks working through my entire Vietnam archive, stretching from my first visit in 2007, through to 2011. More specifically though, I’ve reconsidered my images from a visit to the northern mountain region around SaPa and surroundings, a mountain village where a number of ethnic minority H'mong and Dao people reside, trading their cultural wares with tourists. I rented a motorbike which helped me to explore various small villages and off-the-beaten-track rural areas, meeting many of the different cultures calling this area home.

 Flower H'mong (left) and Black H'mong Ladies in SaPa

Flower H'mong (left) and Black H'mong Ladies in SaPa

 Black H'mong Girl with Mom

Black H'mong Girl with Mom

This is not mean to be an extensive written posting, rather just a display of a collection of works from the same region. Brought back many memories and hoping to visit Vietnam again one day.

Best wishes and happy travelling!

 Market in SaPa

Market in SaPa

 The Buffalo Herder

The Buffalo Herder

 Red Dao Lady in SaPa

Red Dao Lady in SaPa

 Black H'mong Ladies in SaPa

Black H'mong Ladies in SaPa

 Black H'mong Ladies

Black H'mong Ladies

 Black H'mong Ladies

Black H'mong Ladies

 Lady with Hoops

Lady with Hoops

 Ethnic jewelry detail

Ethnic jewelry detail

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