October 19, 2013

Woman and Child, Bhutan

Photograph by Lynsey Addario

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography

In the tiny Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, environmental protection is one of the "four pillars of Gross National Happiness," along with sustainable development, cultural preservation, and good governance. A high entry fee for visitors keeps idyllic places like this eastern forest—through which Kunzang Choden sets off with her nine-month-old baby to visit family—free from crowds of backpackers.

Addario is one of 11 photographers featured in our "Women of Vision" exhibit. See more pictures from the exhibit and hear from the curators on Proof.

67 comments
Sandra Hickman
Sandra Hickman

My heart cries out for animals - but the reality of the hardship that millions of people go through really also pulls at my heartstrings so much so that I litterally do cry for them. What a lovely but seemingly lonely picture.

Tutul D
Tutul D

I had been to this place few years back with my wife, son and daughter.

It was an once in a life time experience.

Such places are on bot sides of your journey just few miles away near THIMPU AND PARO, the main cities.

I long to revisit.

Margo Isis Li
Margo Isis Li

Awesome scenery. And to think people get to wake up to such lush beauty everyday.

HNa Na
HNa Na

Blessing people can stay in such rich nature region

Arvind Prajapati
Arvind Prajapati

wonderful.... a child enjoying the journey and the safety in the arms of a lady, may be child's mother.

Shannon T
Shannon T

Stunning shot with the foggy light in the background.

Eleanor Caesar
Eleanor Caesar

My grand daughter wants to know if it's little red riding hood!! It's great ti know that there are no bad wolves waiting for them. A beautiful serene picture. Wish I were there!

Senarath Dissnayake
Senarath Dissnayake

It is forbidden for Buddhist monks to cut a branch from a live tree.They are trying to live in harmony with nature and donot believe that and every thing has being created by some unseen agency for the benifit of Man!

PEET TOOM
PEET TOOM

This forest need to fast harvester 1470E JOHN DEERE!!!


Hao Liu
Hao Liu

I would pay the fee, no matter how high it is to witness this beauty

Brendan King
Brendan King

I would go back at night and film part of a horror movie.

Tshechu Dorji Wong
Tshechu Dorji Wong

Nice capture of the subject, exposure. I think i know this place. And nicely explained of  Gross National happiness themes. I am in favour of environmental issues. 

Diane H.
Diane H.

aw, beautiful colors on the mother and child and the trees are breathtaking.

Katrina Zorn
Katrina Zorn

That is amazing, it almost seems like she is deciding which way to go with her life and child.

silvia fernandez
silvia fernandez

Caperucita roja de paro. : Mami, llévame hasta lo de la abuelita!!

Once again
Once again

loved this green calm road with the mother and her child in their journey i am sure when he is older he will remember those walks.i wonder what she is saying or singing to him :)

pawan kumar
pawan kumar

can"t define relation of mother and child . lovely picture

Yolanda Patterson
Yolanda Patterson

Very contrasting picture of green and dark colors with the red coat of a child!

Wangchuk Rabten
Wangchuk Rabten

i am lucky to be a citizen of this heavenly country... missing home 

surojit sadhu
surojit sadhu

The extraordinary personalities of ordinary life..

Bhutan Rebirth
Bhutan Rebirth

@Hao Liu you can check out some ways to enter this Himalayan Kingdom at bhutanrebirth.com... like the poet Robert Frost says....miles to go before I sleep and miles to go before I sleep...

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