The woman selling chicken at the market gave a wry smile when I pointed my camera at her

Chickens seller giving a bitter laugh
Woman selling chicken at the market
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Inside the market in Thanlyin, there was a quiet atmosphere. The people working in the stores were relaxed, and there were not many shoppers walking along the aisles that stretched between the stores. It didn't seem to be a busy time.

There was a low table in the aisle, and a woman in a pink shirt was sitting beside it. The woman wore a flower ornament in her hair, a gold necklace around her neck, and a large gold ring on her finger. The woman wearing a number of golden accessories seems to be in good standing. But the woman was not selling precious metals, she was selling chicken. Some chickens were laid out on a table.

When I approached and pointed my camera at her, the female chicken seller smiled bitterly, as if she was embarrassed. She seemed to be pondering why she had been chosen as a subject for the foreign tourists. The people around her were also laughing at the situation. Perhaps laughter in a world where nothing is the same is brought about by people from other worlds.

If you look closely, you can see that the shopper standing near the woman is holding a large purse in her hand. It is the same kind of large purse that many women carry in Japan. In Myanmar, too, women are expected to carry large purses.

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PHOTO DATA

No

11013

Shooting Date

Sep 2018

Posted On

May 15, 2019

Modified On

October 15, 2022

Place

Thanlyin, Myanmar

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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