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Wietnam - Redux (51)

! EN_01269976_0043 RED
View of a local market in Meo Vac, Ha Giang province. In the mountainous areas of northern Vietnam markets are held every Sunday. They are important for selling and buying local agricultural products, household utensils, medicine and the occasion for social and cultural exchanges, also among people of different ethnic groups. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0046 RED
Portrait of a women in traditional clothes, worn by Dao people. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0008 RED
A boy is carrying his crop, that will serve as food for the family's animals. Cane is one of the most common agricultural products in Ha Giang province. Because of its karst topography in certain areas it is very difficult to cultivate rice or grow vegetables. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0044 RED
A group of men is pulverising limestone in order to produce cement. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0045 RED
A small village located at the foot of a mountain in Ha Giang province. The area is known for its karst topography and lack of water, making livelihood for the people dwelling in this region very hard. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0009 RED
A girl is making a break from working on her family's field. Harvesting season is the most crucial time of the year. The whole family works together to ensure the family's supply of food for the coming year. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0042 RED
A small group of houses is located on a hillslope close to their owner's fields. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0020 RED
Portrait of a man holding a qeej, the traditional instrument used by Hmong people. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0002 RED
View of a terraced rice field in Ngoc Long, Ha Giang province. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0003 RED
Portrait of a girl in school, wearing traditional clothes worn by Dao people. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0010 RED
View of a primary school. In the remote mountain areas many schools use cheap, natural materials, such as clay for their buildings. But some schools still cannot afford proper walls. Pupils are exposed to weather conditions even in winter, when the temperatures fall below freezing point. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0032 RED
View of a terraced rice field in Ngoc Long, Ha Giang province. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0035 RED
Grandmother and granddaughter are walking home after a day working on the family's field. Harvesting season is the most crucial time of the year. The whole family works together to ensure the family's supply of food for the coming year. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0050 RED
View on a rice field after the harvest. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0001 RED
Buffaloes are being traded on a local market in Bac Ha, Lao Cai province. Buffaloes can serve as farm animals as well as an investment, with prices ranging up to $2000. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0011 RED
A man holding a puppy he bought on a local market in Bac Ha, Lao Cai province. In the mountainous areas of northern Vietnam markets are held every Sunday. They are important for selling and buying local agricultural products, household utensils, medicine and the occasion for social and cultural exchanges, also among people of different ethnic groups. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0018 RED
Buffaloes are being traded on a local market in Bac Ha, Lao Cai province. Buffaloes can serve as farm animals as well as an investment with prices ranging up to $2000. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0019 RED
A woman waits for customers to buy her buffalo on a local market in Bac Ha, Lao Cai province. Buffaloes can serve as farm animals as well as an investment, with prices ranging up to $2000. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0034 RED
A group of people is negotiating the price for a water buffalo on a local market in Bac Ha, Lao Cai province. Buffaloes can serve as farm animals as well as an investment, with prices ranging up to $2000. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0013 RED
A man rides through his village on a motorbike. Motorbikes are necessary means of transportation and bridging the long distances between remote villages and towns along the mountains. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0014 RED
A boy is collecting paper trash in order to sell it for about one dollar per kilogram on a nearby market. This way he helps to support the family's income. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0015 RED
A boy is playing with a self-made scooter. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0016 RED
Two women are using a machine that helps them doing harvest work. Harvesting season is the most crucial time of the year. The whole family works together to ensure the family's supply of food for the coming year. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0030 RED
A woman dries freshly harvested rice in front of her house. Harvesting season is the most crucial time of the year. The whole family works together to ensure the family's supply of food for the coming year. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0031 RED
A woman uses a basket to separate rice grain and straw. Harvesting season is the most crucial time of the year. The whole family works together to ensure the family's supply of food for the coming year. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0048 RED
Women are using baskets to separate rice grain and straw as part of their harvest work. Rice is the main, and for some poor families the only, source of nutrition in the region. Harvesting season is the most crucial time of the year. The whole family works together to ensure the family's supply of food for the coming year. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0049 RED
A girl is carrying crop from her family's field, located on a hillslope, down to a nearby street, from where it will be transported to the next village. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0051 RED
A girl is running by a loam-walled house in Y Ty, Lao Cai province. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0025 RED
A twelve year old girl is taking care of her relatives during the day, while their parents are working on the fields. Harvesting season is the most crucial time of the year. The whole family works together to ensure the family's supply of food for the coming year. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0026 RED
Two men are peeling garlic to plant the seed as next year's crop on their field in Y Ty, Lao Cai province. Harvesting season is the most crucial time of the year. The whole family works together to ensure the family's supply of food for the coming year. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0027 RED
A boy is taking care of the family's herd of water buffaloes while his parents are working on their field. Many children need to support their families rather than going to school. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0028 RED
A boy takes care of the family's herd of water buffaloes while his parents are working on their field. Many children need to support their families rather than going to school. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0029 RED
An empty rice field after the harvest in Y Ty, Lao Cai province. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0022 RED
Girls are playing a game with stones on a self-made board. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0023 RED
A family is doing harvest work on their field. Rice is the main, and for some poor families the only, source of nutrition in the region. Harvesting season is the most crucial time of the year. The whole family works together to ensure the family's supply of food for the coming year. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0024 RED
A family is threshing rice crop on their field. Rice is the main, and for some poor families the only, source of nutrition in the region. Harvesting season is the most crucial time of the year. The whole family works together to ensure the family's supply of food for the coming year. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0047 RED
Two men are threshing rice crop on their field. Rice is the main, and for some poor families the only, source of nutrition in the region. Harvesting season is the most crucial time of the year. The whole family works together to ensure the family's supply of food for the coming year. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0021 RED
A family is harvesting rice on their field in Lao Cai province. Harvesting season is the most crucial time of the year. The whole family works together to ensure the family's supply of food for the coming year. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0036 RED
A village located in a valley close to Sapa in Lao Cai province. Most of its inhabitants are living from rice cultivation or ethnic tourism. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0037 RED
Portrait of a woman in traditional clothes worn by Hmong people. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0038 RED
Corn is being dried in the attic of a Hmong family's house in Sapa, Lao Cai province. Corn is used widely as animal feed and for making rice liquor. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0039 RED
A street running through a valley surrounded by mountains close to Sa Pa, Lao Cai province. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0012 RED
A girl is walking along a path leading towards her house with a rice bowl in her hands. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0033 RED
A girl is walking through a river on her way home from school. A wooden bridge was washed away shortly before due to heavy rainfall and rising water levels. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0040 RED
A group of girls is walking through a mudded street in their village after heavy rainfall. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0041 RED
Portrait of a Hmong girl taking care of her little sister. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0004 RED
A village inhabited by ethnic Lahu located in Lai Chau province. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0005 RED
Ethnic Lahu children are being taught Vietnamese at a local school in Lai Chau province. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0006 RED
Cchildren are jumping rope while having break at school. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0007 RED
Children are playing on a big swing while having break at school. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
! EN_01269976_0017 RED
Children are performing to a Communist Party of Vietnam's song that is played every day at school. Most of the children do not understand the meaning as their mother tongue is not Vietnamese. The highlands of northwest Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for many communities, dwelling here since centuries.
MINIMUM PRICE $100