This week’s theme at I Heart Faces is “Photojournalism.” I had really wanted to submit another entry, but I had already used that photo for a couple of other challenges (see here), including my very first entry ever to I Heart Faces’ photo challenges. So, I’m using this photo instead… The same subject, but in an altogether different capture. This is from a series of photos I’d taken during my trip to Burma way back in 2001. For more faces of Burma, please click here.
I love the almost leathery look of her skin, the lines on her face, her simple clothes, the almost self-conscious hand touching her stubbly hair, her eyes, and most of all, I love that big stogey she’s holding.
I saw her sitting on the temple grounds and I was immediately drawn to her. There’s something about this old lady that makes you want to sit down next to her and coax her into telling you her story. Why was she there that day? What has her journey been like?
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