Near Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand
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I_WanderingSoul (686) 2008-11-02 1:14
Nice photograph that shows the traditions of Thailand. The colors are also good.
Burberry1 (6041) 2008-11-02 1:53
Very nice photo full of great colors and good quality.
You showed her souroundings and I like it because it is not just a portrait.
Unfortuanatelly I didn't manage to go there this year but will come back for sure.
Good work anyway,
kevinos (7517) 2008-11-06 6:09
It is interesting to see that she is made up.Alessandro, something that Karen woman never do. Her costume is not traditional either and the blues cloth on her head does not look at all typical. it looks like some cheap polyester net, put on to
to appeal to the tourist photographers.. She appears to be, what she is, a slave of the tourist industry. You say nothing in your note about the plight of her and her people, driven from their homeland ,Burma, by persecution and now are living in a virtual concentration camp, dependent on buss loads of tourists that turn up in their hundred to take photographs of them every day. As the locals call it, the human zoo.It's a pity that you missed any account of her people and their plight that they are now in.In fact, she shows well, what happens when a culture is turned into nothing more than a tourist attraction. I wonder, however, if we do them any good, by turning up with our cameras and paying the entrance fee and taking their posed pictures. I suspect that we might help them more by leaving them alone.I visited them a few times in the past, but now chose not to go. However, it is a fine picture, well framed and well exposed and with great colour. I guess, however, that it tells more of the story then it was meant to do. regards Kevin
- Copyright: Alessandro Della Casa (Alex61) (736)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 5D, 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
- Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-02 1:53