A hard life
A tired Red Dao (Dao Da, Red Yao) woman on a rainy day, pauses to take a brief rest. The border areas of Vietnam with China contain a number of ethnic minorities who still wear their ethnic attire. Taken in the Sa Pa area of northern Vietnam.
Although I often try to post photographs of smiling happy people, I think this image portrays another side of the life of the people living in these mountainous, largely rural areas who work long hard days and walk long distances. Her look was both resigned and introspective.
portraitRed DaoRed Yaoethnic minoritytraditional attiremisty dayrainumbrellatiredSa PaVietnamborder regionsbasket on back
From Sa Pa