A variety of fresh foods were lined up in the aisles of the market in Bago. Some sold vegetables, others fish. People were setting up store at the end of the aisles, so the aisles were crowded with sellers, products, and shoppers.
As I wandered through the aisles, I came to a fish vendor. The woman owner had a fish on the chopping board in front of her, and she was just about to belly up. Judging from the fish guts scattered around the chopping board, she must have already finished processing a number of fish.
Looking toward the front, I saw a boy, who appeared to be the woman's son, sitting on a stone. The boy, propped up on a crutch, looked bored as he watched his mother work the fish. He was not interested in his mother's work, but he seemed to have no choice but to watch out of obligation. At his age, he may be repulsed by what his parents do, but he may not be interested in it. The boy was looking coldly at his mother's paw.
|Aug 2019 MYANMAR PEOPLE
|BAGO CHOPPING BLOCK FISH FISHMONGER KITCHEN KNIFE MARKET PARENT AND CHILD
August 22, 2019
November 9, 2023
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