A Shy Smile in
Mountainous Laos

Slightly camera shy but very eager to see the result on the camera display, a Hmong ethnic minority woman giggles in front of her house in Northern Laos after declining to pose.
Laotian hill tribes such as the Hmong often consist of several factions, each with their cultural heritage, language and way of living. Mainly originate from China, our visits to such ethnic minorities – and interact with them – are always done respectfully.

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