The Tourist and the Beggar
I wasn’t prepared for this shot. We were about to board a bus when I saw this old woman with distinct white hair sitting on the road. Crumpled in a pose, half praying, half-begging with face upturned, she was gazing forlornly at the passenger who went up the bus with camera in his hand. I didn’t have time to frame or compose my shot as I was hurrying to get inside the bus, too. I placed the cam on my hip, pressed the shutter, and hoped I have captured the poignant look on her face.
Minutes later inside the bus en route to Siem Reap, Cambodia, I was still thinking of her.