Global Images Contest 2008-2009

The Walking Spine

Honorable Mention

This past summer, I visited Thailand for the first time since I left the country seven years ago. After being exposed to another lifestyle in America, many things that I would have never thought twice about Thailand back in the day I suddenly began to notice. This elderly woman caught my eye; she was walking with two baskets, balancing them with a wooden stick on her shoulder. I could not imagine how far she had to walk on that blazing hot, seemingly endless road. She works from dawn to dusk just to earn enough money for daily meals. I wanted to portray a genuine way of life for many people in Thailand, and not the beauty we see on magazines. This is the life many must actually live.

Leelawan Kaewsanwang ’11