Teeth painting is a traditional pastime to indicate that someone is married in many cultures and this North Vietnamese minority woman provides a wonderful reflection of her culture.

Geraldine Lefoe enjoys a range of photography from experimental abstracts to traditional landscapes. She is based in Wollongong, Australia.

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  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondabout 6 years ago

    What a fabulous & interesting portrait. Lovely

  • David Reid
    David Reidabout 6 years ago

    Really nice work – so much detail and sharpness

  • avalyn
    avalynabout 6 years ago

    Stupendous photo….love that your subject is willing to share her unique culture…

  • Heather Prince
    Heather Princeabout 6 years ago

    Looks like you have been in a photographer’s paradise Gerri!!! I couldn’t decide which one to comment on – they’re all such wonderful documentary photos.

  • Thanks Heather – the far north of Vietnam is most definitely a photographers paradise – where are you off to on your next trip?

    – Geraldine Lefoe

  • Lesley  Hill
    Lesley Hillabout 6 years ago

    Nice portrait, just a wonderful reflection of a culture.

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 6 years ago

    wonderful portrait Geraldine, fascinating to learn about other cultures and customs

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenabout 6 years ago

    Fabulous portrait, great character and expression, and the detail is simply wonderful.

  • Alateia
    Alateiaabout 6 years ago

    ok; keep an eye on my journals; if you havnt already added me to your watchlist, please do so,
    there will be more opportunities for exhibition coming up for which this will be most applicable
    wonderful work

  • John Spies
    John Spiesover 5 years ago

    great shot, love the bent gold teeth, the betelnut stains, the stunned mullet expression

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