Photographer's Note

A hard working floating food vendor, constantly on the move searching for customers on Bassac river near Chau Doc town. She caught my attention and obviously hard to ignore, one of those amazing and courageous women doing back breaking work under the unrelenting sun and all that for a very little financial reward. Its a hard life to earn a few dongs as most people just live day by day. This woman doesn't make a living, shes surviving and if for some reason she can't work, she will not earn anything. She just gets on with it because there is no other way to put food on the table.

I am always amazed at the working capacity of these people. Everywhere you go in Vietnam, you will see people working; in the fields, on water or carrying heavy loads on their back or motorbikes etc, etc. The Vietnamese seem to be very busy and never stop being busy....

Nothing special about this shot, just glimpses into the essence of local life. She also has a sense of elegance from this viewpoint imho, which seems to isolate her in the setting but unsure if the image says much. I aimed to portray a specific aspect of life and scenario that may provoke some thought.......

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