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Thank you once again for the comments and telling your choice of favourite photo(s) in the series.

This set of photos are about the Sedang hill tribe people. The small village is to be found on the way to Kontum. The Sedang are reknown to make the most beautiful baskets. Each basket is a meticulously, individually, hand-crafted work of art.
They live in a beautiful landscape but their lives are not easy and work really hard to get a meagre living from agriculture, growing their own food, and selling what they can. They, like many Vietnamese people, survive on very little money.
ďNative to the central highlands, the Sedang extend as far west as Cambodia. Like many of their neighbours, the Sedang have been adversely affected by centuries of war and outside invasion and may have been raided by both the Cham and the Khmer to become slaves. They do not carry family names, and there is said to be complete equality between the sexes. The children of one's siblings are also given the same treatment as one's own, creating a strong fraternal tradition. The Sedang practise unique customs, such as grave abandonment (unlike the other hill-tribe groups who return to graves annually for ceremonies), sharing of property with the deceased and giving birth at the forest's edge.Ē (
f13 1/40th sec natural light
Enjoy. Please leave a comment as I like to know your reactions. Thank you.
Have a nice day,


Tags: Photo journalism Digitally manipulated Central highlands Portraits and people Central vietnam Sedang hill tribe Kon tum province

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AlanBW 13 20 England
18 Apr 2008 8:38AM
Another wonderful series, I found V5 particularly fascinating. Very informative and interesting narative.

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Barbaraj 12 450 England
18 Apr 2008 8:47AM
some interesting life photos. and good portraits. I really like no 3 would hang it on the wall.
pascalg 11 37 France
18 Apr 2008 8:52AM
#3 is very nice : mysterious & well composed
like beautiful portrait in #1 too...
riprap007 14 1.6k 37 England
18 Apr 2008 8:58AM
really like the tones/colours of two and three, good series
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
18 Apr 2008 9:03AM
More superb shots, Jean-Noel. I love V.3. Carol
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
18 Apr 2008 9:19AM
I do like #3 with the road goes on feeling

Sahyadri 11 61 2 India
18 Apr 2008 9:35AM
3 and 6 Jean... most beautiful.!!! the BW version of 1 ( 6) is brilliant... also the variation of 6.
your images are really brilliant.
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2060 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2008 10:01AM
Beautiful and gentle. And to be totally unoriginal, I prefer V3 too. It has such grace and dignity.
glyndwr 12 66 10 Wales
18 Apr 2008 10:24AM
Some good portraits here Alan.
In particular V1, the shade from the hat gives lovely light softening the facial features.

nickyv32 12 135 England
18 Apr 2008 10:25AM
Lovely set. No 3 for me, Not to see the faces but imagine them.

Rock Plus
17 10 2 England
18 Apr 2008 10:41AM
What a superb tour you took.

And the shots are super.

samsalt1 12 34 4
18 Apr 2008 10:57AM
I really, really like #1 and the mono version of it is superb. A great collection which portrays a good feel of the place and the people.

User_Removed 11 78 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2008 11:19AM
All very good .. V2 for me
Rylands 11 1 2 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2008 12:56PM
All superb but maybe #1 or #2 have a slight edge
User_Removed 12 16 England
18 Apr 2008 12:59PM
Lovely locational shots Jean-Noel. V1 is a beautiful image!
GrahamBaines 12 39 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2008 3:11PM
Nice series Jean-Noel, like them all.

Bob_V 11 1 2 United States
18 Apr 2008 3:21PM
Ver. 3 for me, great tones and color, all great shots.
Joline Plus
13 30 53 United States
18 Apr 2008 3:32PM
v1 is a beautiful portrait. They are all wonderful views of a proud culture. Nicely taken.
Bodiewil 11 46 Wales
18 Apr 2008 8:59PM
Stunning series Jean-Noel

Hop-A-Long 12 52 1 England
18 Apr 2008 10:52PM
Great shots. I do like #6and 7. The mono really works.
microchip 12 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2008 4:26PM
A superb series and an excellent narrative,
viscostatic 13 43 5 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 7:17PM
Excellent framing in v1. Thanks also for the interesting information.

macdaniel Plus
13 16 3 Netherlands
28 Jun 2008 5:55PM
Jean, for me V1 - the front image - is a magnificent image and it shines! alfred

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