13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Mismatched Garb on a Scooter

I was recently walking in an open air market in Vietnam when I spied this young woman on a scooter totally swathed in clothing of various patterns. Some is meant to filter out pollution from other street exhausts but other facial cover-up is because Vietnamese women want to keep their skin as light as possible and do this in part, by shielding their skin from the sun.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 08.2015
Photo Location: Sa Dec, Vietnam
Camera: DSC-RX100M4
Copyright: © Karin Leperi