These lovely Vietnamese ladies are enjoying conversation and a few laughs while going about their day of selling and buying in a food shop in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
The children, in their traditional Bhutanese dress, were playing in the yard of the Thuksel Early Learning Center in Paro, Bhutan. The teachers gave me permission to photograph for a few minutes and this group was very excited to line up and pose for me. I was especially taken with the little girl in front who stood perfectly still while everyone around her jostled for position.
An elderly woman, praying in the Monastery courtyard, allowed me to take her photograph. (Paro, Bhutan)
Still in Bhutan (photograph was taken Oct 3 2014), we stop at a weaving facility, Gagyel Lhundrup Weaving Centre. In here are a couple of rooms where women are sitting on the floor with their looms, handweaving cloth. The yarn is bright and colourful and the patterns are intricate.
(photograph taken October 3, 2014)
In the Peruvian Amazon, we stopped at the market in Nauta, an amazonian jungle town of about 18,000 people, and one road out of town, that only leads to Iquitos. The only recognizable bits of meat at the butchers table was bull or cow ears and turtles.
In the streets in La Paz, Bolivia, most of the ladies are in their traditional dress. They don’t like to have their photos taken, so this was a lucky moment when her gaze was elsewhere.