The boy whose face had been painted white with Thanaka chuckled

Glee of boy
Shot in Dalah, Myanmar
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As I was walking through Dalah, a boy with Thanaka painted all over his face came to me. He seemed to be intrigued by a strange foreigner walking around with a camera in his hand. He probably came up to me out of curiosity, wanting me to take his picture.

To live up to his expectation, I held up my SLR camera and looked through the viewfinder to see a smiling boy inside. The boy was giggling, his mouth pursed in a smile. He had come up to me to have his picture taken, but he might have been a little embarrassed when he actually had a camera pointed at him to be photographed.

The boy was smiling and his face was covered in Thanaka. Thanaka is a natural cosmetic and sunscreen used in Myanmar. When we think of cosmetics, we usually think of women using it, but it is not only women who apply Thanaka to their faces. In Myanmar, men and women, young and old, apply it to their faces. Myanmar is a country with a lot of sunshine, and people in Myanmar seem to hate getting their faces tanned.

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PHOTO DATA

No

4846

Shooting Date

Mar 2010

Posted On

November 15, 2010

Modified On

September 21, 2021

Place

Dalah, Myanmar

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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