I was taking pictures in Hoi An when this old woman called me and by a sign she told me that I could take a picture of her… After taking the portrait she asked me if I wanted some bananas and she told me that she was 92 years old and she was selling bananas because she was hungry. I bought her some of them.
Lantern seller, Hoi An, Vietnam
She lives in Hoi An and sells those little lanterns everyday at sunset. If you buy one, you make a wish and you set it in the river. Sunset is a magic moment in Hoi An when lots o lanterns float in the river.
H’mong woman, Sapa, Vietnam
She is a H’mong ethnic group woman and she lives in Sapa. She is 25, she has 3 children and she speaks vietnamese, her own ethnic group language and the english she learnt at school. She lives in a little village and she goes to Sapa downtown to sell bags, scarfs, jewelry and so on to tourists.
Sapa | July 2014
Dzao women, Sapa, Vietnam
When you go out in Sapa, for a walk, you get surrounded by many women in a few seconds trying to sell all kind of things: scarfs, fabric, jewelry, bags… And they always follow the same steps: “hello madame”, “what’s your name?”, “Have you got any children?”….. etc. They follow you in your way trying to start a talk and then offer their products…