With the influence of western goods and mobile phones - communication and the way people interact and socialise is gradually changing in the remote areas of North-West Vietnam. However the weekly market always has been and continues to this day to be a gathering place where people come to trade, to socialise and to gossip. Here is just a sample of shots I've captured at these colourful community "meet ups".
I started running my textile focussed tours back in 2007. Over the years I've seen some of the most gorgeous textiles made by the most gorgeous women. This blog is a reflection on some of these