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Sapa, N. Vietnam is one of my favorite places in Asia and I made a second visit there during August 2007 to photograph the daily lives of Tribal minorities, primarily the Red Yao and Hmong people. Their colorful cotumes and happy disposition are visible throughout the Sapa region.

Not only did I photograph them selling their wares in Sapa markets, but I was also previliged to visit several villages. This way I was able to observe their lives in their homes interfacing with each other while engaged in various daily tasks such as working in rice fields, sewing and emroidery, and taking care of animals. They lead very simple lives with great joy and blessings emanating from their beautiful sorroundings and the richness of thier soil.