Photographer's Note

Portrait of beautiful Hmong farm girl, taken at Phathao Hmong village 7km north of Vang Vieng. Here I was not only attracted to the bright colors of her head dress which really standout against the dark space, but above all I was simply mesmerized by her tender look, almost an intimate look into the world of the Hmong

The Hmong people are ethnic Miao Chinese driven south through Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, and Burma who have lived in the mountains and hills of Southern China and Southeast Asia for thousands of years, though the Hmong have never had their own country. In the 1970s, many Hmong were recruited by the United States to help them fight the Laotian and Vietnamese Communists. Hundreds of thousands of Hmong have since left Southeast Asia and nearly two hundred thousand Hmong now live in the US.

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