The great Tet migration.

I have just spent a week in Central Vietnam during the great annual Tet migration. This was my second Tet at this location and I once again visited the local market, which is one of the friendliest that I have encountered in Vietnam. As the only foreigner in a town of 200,000 people, where the market is the focal point (no pun intended) of activity, particularly in the lead up to Tet, I once again discovered how Hollywood celebrities must feel. I was mobbed almost everywhere I went and appeared in many group photos with the local people. I had shot the market pretty extensively last year so on my stroll through this year I concentrated on trying to capture individuals and groups of people in thoughtful or interesting situations. A few images are below. Chuc Mung Nam Moi, Happy New Year 2017, the Year of the Rooster.

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 The chickens were nervous. You would be too.

The chickens were nervous. You would be too.

 Feeling blue.

Feeling blue.

 Natural beauty meets high fashion.

Natural beauty meets high fashion.

 The transaction.

The transaction.

 The style icon.

The style icon.