A Young Woman Selling Chestnuts At The Market Laughed At Me

Smiling woman selling chestnuts
Shot at Thanlyin Myo Ma Market in Thanlyin, Myanmar ©Tetsu Ozawa
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A cheerful woman with thanaka on her face was selling chestnuts at the Myo Ma Market in Thanlyin

As I walked through the aisles of Myo Ma Market, I came to an area lined with stores selling fresh food. Although many foreign tourists have come to Myanmar, the wave of tourism has not yet come to Thanlyin, which is a short distance from the center of Yangon. There are no stores selling souvenirs for tourists in this market. There were only stores selling daily necessities and foodstuffs, and the only visitors seemed to be locals who lived nearby. Even when I wandered around the market, I was not approached by any touts. I didn't buy anything from the stores, I was just an observer walking around looking.

As I was doing this, I spotted a young woman wearing a bright purple dress. There was trays in front of her with a pile of chestnuts on it. The woman was selling chestnuts. I thought chestnuts were grown in cold places, so I was surprised to see them in Myanmar in Southeast Asia. I guessed there was a production area nearby. When I pointed my camera at the woman who was painting her face with thanaka, she smiled cheerfully at me.

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May 2019 MYANMAR PEOPLE

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PHOTO DATA

No

11003

Shooting Date

Sep 2018

Posted On

May 8, 2019

Place

Thanlyin, Myanmar

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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