The girl was staring at my camera as if she thought it was unusual to see a foreigner

Girl sitting on the other side of wire netting
Shot in Barangay Camanggaan, the suburbs of Vigan, Philippines
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From Vigan, I took a short trip to Barangay Camanggaan. I didn't have any particular reason to come. I just came here for some reason. The village was tranquil, and even walking along the main street, there was just a relaxed atmosphere in the air.

As I walked along, I noticed a girl behind a fence that stood to the side. When she noticed me, she came over to the fence and sat down. She put her hand on the fence, and with a bottle opener in her hand, she began to stare at me with a challenging look in her eyes. It was as if he was trying to assess me, a stranger and a foreigner, from above. Since I was behind the wire fence, I couldn't go to the girl. I guess he felt safe enough to take a strong stance against a stranger.

By the way, a barangay is the smallest local self-governing unit that makes up a city or town in the Philippines, and is a Filipino word that means village or district. In other words, Barangay Camanggaan, where this photo was taken, means Camanggaan Village.

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PHOTO DATA

No

2343

Shooting Date

Sep 2008

Posted On

December 24, 2008

Modified On

September 16, 2021

Place

Vigan, Philippines

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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