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Proud Grandmother

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in Melbourne,, Australia) on 12 January 2016 in People & Portrait.

This proud Grandmother is from the Akha tribe. The Akha live in mountainous areas in small villages in the mountains of Northern Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, and the southern Yunnan and Guizhou Provinces of China.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/125 second F/6.3 ISO 100 47 mm

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kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

This is stunning, what a lovely happy face she has.

12 Jan 2016 8:16am

Devi from Chennai, India

awesome image !! Yes a very proud and happy grand mother...The sleeping beauty is so cute !!! The jewelry and head gear she is wearing are beautiful!!!

12 Jan 2016 9:44am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

ahhhhh he is asleep, shhhhhhhheeee***

12 Jan 2016 1:30pm

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

An emotion well captured Helen

12 Jan 2016 2:54pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

Yes proud in deed. But I would never go out without my hat on.

12 Jan 2016 10:21pm

@Philnz: Spot on Phil. The Akha wear this spectacular headwear as their wealth is stitched into it. This was a way to ensure their family wealth was guarded when at work out in the fields or out of the village. The stitching is culturally very important to them, Their family may be recognised by their particular motifs.

omid from mashhad, Iran

woooow!
very nice shot!
wonderful portraits!

13 Jan 2016 10:23am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh adorable le petit

13 Jan 2016 2:25pm

ceteceva from France

Beaux détails de sa coiffure traditionnelle.

15 Jan 2016 8:24am