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Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound

While traveling around and visiting a number of small villages in Yunnan, China, I was interested in finding out the stories of the families that I met, so I often photographed them while they were doing their everyday routines. But of course, I always tried to gain their trust before I asked to take their photo so I would do my best to get their children to like me. I photographed this mother and her daughter in the village where my aunt had grown up in Wenshan and also had a great time bonding and getting to know many of the kids there too. The kids were often so dirty from playing outside that I was reluctant to let the kids jump on me while goofing around, but I made an exception just for the littler ones.

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