Hmong Mother and the Child, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

This photograph was taken in Lao Cai area at the Bac Ha Flower Market in April 2014 in Vietnam. Apart from trading flowers, you can observe many other sales activities there as the whole families of Hmong people come to this market for trading. It is also a target destination for many photographers to photograph the ‘unforgettable’ Hmong Tribe.

Hmong Mother and the Child, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D5000 | Exposure f/6 @ 1/600sec | ISO 200 | Focal Length 155m
Hmong Mother and the Child, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 20
Award Score: 68.5 (Value 12, Clarity 13, Composition 17.5, Style 13, Skill 13)

Photo of the Day Award Category: Candid Photography
Photograph Location: Bac Ha Hmong Flower Market, Lao Cai, Vietnam

Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Born in 1963, Ryszard Wierzbicki is a graduate of University of Gdańsk in Poland, and completed his master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education in 1992. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, where he served the positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist, and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches including child care, dentistry, orthodontics, and IT. Apart from his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted as an instructor level in PADI. After emigrating to UK in 2006, he began his real travel and photography experience. He loves to explore South-East Asia, where he volunteers occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans ( He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( in 2010. Changed to an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, and knapsack, Ryszard have been managing freely the passion of photography, traveling, and scuba diving. He is now self-employed as Marketing Advisor and Tour Organizer, happily divorced, and has no kids.

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