Hani woman with a heavy load.
Taken at a construction site in Yuanyang Province (just north of the South China border with Vietnam). Much of the work of all types in this area is done by hand. Women from the Hani minority were hauling wicker baskets full of sand and rock up some crude stairs in the early morning light. The grey concrete make a perfect neutral grey background.
I'm back after spending a couple of weeks photographing the ethnic peoples of Guizhou and Yunnan provinces in Southern China. Terrible internet connections in China with many sites completely embargoed (including Google, gmail, UTube, Facebook, Twitter plus many others even in major hotels in major cities), so no point even trying to post or comment.
Thank you all, and especially Rick Willis for helping to keep my photos 'alive' during the past 2 weeks during my absence!
I'm posting a couple of 'sneak preview' photos today to provide a taste for what I've been photographing.
Honghe PrefectureYuanyang CountyYunnanChinawomanheavy loadwicker baskettrumplineHani tribeclimbing stairsshadow