Faces of the World

The Challenges of Photographing People

Kirgiz Woman and Son

While traveling with friends through the Pamir Mountains in China's Xinjiang Province, I noticed this Kirghiz woman and her son. I walked up to her and quickly photographed a series of shots while maintaining eye contact with her while the baby stared at his father. I like the combination of full face and a profile, as well as the red and green framing the subjects in this image. Nikon F3, 85mm lens. Kodachrome 64.

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