The Fairer Sex ~ Laos

An old woman carrying a big load in Vientiane, Laos

This photo made me win a contest tonight in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The theme was “The Fairer Sex“.

I wanted to submit this photo as I thought it fit well: An old woman carrying a huge load in the streets to go to work despite her age. She is still strong and determined. I wanted to avoid cliche photos of half naked women or portraits of young smiling girls.

This photo was taken in Vientiane, Laos. I was riding a tuk tuk with my girlfriend, talking about random stuff and I noticed to woman walking alone. I barely had time to grab my camera and take 2 shots of her from the back of a speeding bumpy tuk tuk.