“A photograph is not created by a photographer…”

“A photograph is not created by a photographer…”

“A photograph is not created by a photographer…”


“…What they do is just open a little window and capture it. The world then writes itself on the film. The act of the photographer is closer to reading than it is to writing. They are the readers of the world.” – Ferdinando Scianna


I photographed these curious children playing outside a home while visiting an ethnic minority hill tribe in the mountains surrounding Dalat in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

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Taken on: 15th April, 2012. Copyright: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License - See Sam Antonio Photography's page of Flickr

Read more about Da Lat

Unabashedly kitsch, Da Lat tends to either charm or repulse. The town's penchant for Disneylandesque attractions leaves many scratching their head. For others however, the stunning rural scenery, cool climate and somewhat avant-garde student scene more than compensate for the undeniably appalling taste displayed across Da Lat, the capital of Vietnam's Lam Dong province.

The town was established in 1897 after explorers decided it would make a fine resort centre. At the time, the region formed a part of French Cochinchina and offered an ideal escape from the steaming delta plains of Saigon. With an altitude of 1,500m, an average temperature of just 17 degrees Celsius and dawns often bathed in early-morning mist, it's easy to see what lured the early explorers, including bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin, whose name you'll see adorning street signs across Vietnam.

The first hotels appeared in the early 20th century and within a relatively short span of time the ... Read our complete Da Lat travel guide

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