All apologies to Heidegger’s Being and Time (Sein und Zeit)…
I took this photo of the feet of a Lao woman after she had taken a long journey. This when I was shooting with Médecins Sans Frontières in the Xamti District Hospital in the far Northeast of Laos. She was the wife of the village chief—and had walked three hours to get to the hospital.
From my upcoming Plain of Jars project. Yes, there is a story that goes along with the making of this image that involved four guys with AK-47s… but more on that later!
Tentatively titled Out Through The Looking Hole. Any better suggestions for a name?
This is Wat (temple) Piawat in Muang Khoun, on the Plain of Jars, south of Phonsavan. It was bombed during the Secret War. The temple was almost entirely destroyed, but the Buddha statue remained mostly unharmed. Bombs and Buddha was photographed when I had finished working on a photo project with Médecins Sans Frontières, and we were headed on the ten hour drive back to Vientiane.