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English: This is an image I photographed at a refugee camp in Northern Thailand of a young Kayan (or Padaung) hilltribe girl from Myanmar. I didn't originally intend to photograph her as I didn't want to appear insensitive and touristy. I tried to communicate with smiles and hand signals but her expression never wavered. She looked quite unhappy and at that point, I felt I had to capture this emotion. I took this photo with a Canon 10D and 17-40mm f/4L lens in June 2004.
Français : Jeune fille de l'ethnie birmane des Kayan photographiée dans un camp de réfugiés dans le nord de la Thailande. L'auteur a pris cette photo après avoir vainement tenté de dérider cette enfant mélancolique. Image prise en juin 2004 avec un appareil Canon 10D et un objectif 17-40mm f/4L.
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