Ethnic beauty

Bagobo tribal woman © Jojie Alcantara

Bagobo tribal woman © Jojie Alcantara

The first time I caught sight of her, she was carrying a baby. She said it was her grandchild so I was surprised because she looked so young despite the lines on her face. But this Bagobo tribeswoman up in the remote hinterlands of Kapatagan obliged me with such a genuine smile that even with freckles and no makeup, she is strikingly beautiful.  I took this photo of her when she was looking out the window of her hut.

2008 © Jojie Alcantara
Kapatagan, Davao del Sur

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