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Girl at Marketplace near Shennong Stream

2007 International Photography Exhibition
“Girl at Marketplace near Shennong Stream”
Location: Shennong Stream, China
Photographer: Gail Besner
Category: People
Award: Honorable Mention

In the photographer's words: "This beautiful child captured my heart.  She was selling her wares on the banks of the Shennong Stream, where her father was a tracker.  Trackers are men who for hundreds of years have pulled small wooden boats filled with people ("Wan Dou Jiao" boats) up the stream by hand.  I will always remember this child as illustrative of the beauty that exists in China."