Travels in Vietnam
Last fall I decided that it was time to plan a trip somewhere interesting. I've traveled to Asia a number of times - Japan, China, and Korea - but never to Indochina. The region is vastly rich in history and culture and narrowing down the itinerary was a challenge, but in the end I decided to spend my time in just one country. I chose Vietnam, and put together a trip that spanned the country from south to north, starting in Ho Chi Minh City and going all the way up to the border with China and the Sapa region. I really wanted to focus on portraits, as you can see, though it is such a beautiful country that you can't help but shoot the incredible landscapes as well. Here are some of my best images from the trip. (26 images, click on any to see full size version)
Da Bac, VietnamScenic view overlooking Da Bac, Vietnam Grandmother, Hoi An, VietnamThe elderly matriarch of a family of straw mat weavers sits in a doorway, Hoi An, Vietnam Fisherman casting net, Hoi An, VietnamFisherman throwing a cast net at sunrise on Hoi An Bay, Vietnam Sketch artist at a market, Hanoi, VietnamArtist sketches two older men as the family looks on. Shrimp Fisherman, Hue, VietnamFisherman checks the nets on his shrimp farm at dawn, Hue, Vietnam Bird Lover's Club, Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamEvery morning these gentlemen bring their birds down to the park. Woman picking lettuce, Hoi An, VietnamWoman farmer picking lettuce, Hoi An, Vietnam Silk Laterns, Hoi An, VietnamSilk lanterns hanging in a shop front, Hoi An, Vietnam Ha Long Bay panoramaPanoramic view of the sea stacks of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam Red Dao grandmotherAn elderly grandmother from the Red Dao ethnic minority, Sapa, Vietnam Vietnamese children jumping rope Street food, Hanoi, VietnamTwo women selling grilled meats at a night market, Hanoi, Vietnam Lang Co village, VietnamWide angle view of Lang Co fishing village, central Vietnam Red Dao mother and childA woman of the Red Dao ethnic minority and her infant child, Sapa, Vietnam Fishermen pushing off from shore, Hue, VietnamFishermen silhouetted by the dawn sun pushing off from shore, Hue, Vietnam Sea Stacks, Ha Long BayOn a misty morning, sea stacks rising out of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam Terraced rice paddies, Sapa, VietnamTerraced rice paddies, Sapa, Vietnam Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamMotorbikes criss cross in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hoi An at duskSilk lanterns light up the street as night falls, Hoi An, Vietnam Farmer tending rice seedlingsRed Dao woman readying rice seedlings for transplant into the paddies, Sapa, Vietnam Fish Market, Hoi An, VietnamBuyers unload the morning's catch to be auctioned and transported to local markets, Hoi An, Vietnam Man with Water BuffaloVietnamese farmer walking his water buffalo Bamboo bridge, Hoi An, Vietnam300m long bridge constructed entirely from bamboo, Hoi An, Vietnam Boy at Ho Chi Minh's MausoleumYoung boy posing for a photo in front of Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam Black Hmong childA young girl of the Black Hmong ethnic minority playing on a hillside, Sapa, Vietnam Sunset on the Perfume River, Hue, VietnamSunset over the Perfume River, Hue, Vietnam
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