Photo of the Week May 24, 2010 - Swaddling Clothes

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Swaddling Clothes - Village near Luang Prabang Laos



Sherry Ott - Swaddling Clothes, Laos

A trip to photograph whiskey production in small villages in Laos turned into a trip to photograph this newborn.  As I was wrapping up my whiskey photography, I was invited into this family's home to photograph their 5 day old baby wrapped up in swaddling clothes.  The baby was born in their home with the village medicine man present;  too bad I couldn't have been there 5 days earlier!  The chance to meet the family, be invited into their home, and converse with them (with translator) was a treat; photographing the baby was the icing on the cake!


Sherry Ott is the Photography Editor for Wandering Educators. 

She has been traveling the world for the last 3 ½ years with her camera
as her main companion.  She brings us the Photo of the Week from her

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