Laos | On the Road with PATH

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A few weeks back, I was in Laos covering a Japanese Encephalitis vaccination campaign with Seattle-based NGO PATH. We were working out of Xiangkhouang Province, near the historic Plain of Jars, as well as in the capital of Vientiane. Basically seeking out human interest stories amidst the vaccination effort, trying to find families who had been affected, nurses who had cared for patients, etc. We ended up with some truly heartbreaking case studies, and met two families in particular who had been devastated by the disease.

The photos here are a glimpse into the trip, from the towns we passed through to the people we met and the vaccination efforts and more. It was an eye-opening journey, and one that I won’t soon forget. Hopefully the work we were able to do will further hinder the spread of the virus, and make the country that much safer. For more information on the campaign, check out this post: Vaccines in Laos.

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An early morning market in Khon Kahndone Village, Xieng Khouang province, Laos.
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Pha That Luang stupa in Vientiane, Laos.

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46 Comments on “Laos | On the Road with PATH

  1. My first visit to a photo journalist’s blog on WordPress. I am a History and Anthropology Major. Your pictures are moving and effective. -Tanya

  2. I’m hoping to visit Laos in a few months time.These photos are stunning and tell a remarkable story.

  3. Thanks, everyone, for your supportive comments. It was a great shoot, and I was pleased to be a part of it.

  4. Some very powerful shots here. Love it! And the shot of the boy getting the vaccination is awesome. He has that “Hurry up and get it over with, will ya!” look on his face.

  5. Awesome pictures. Laos is truly an amazing country. So much potential and so beautiful. Untouched almost. You captured it very well.

  6. Amazing photography. Love that you’re raising awareness for such a cool campaign as well. Awesome stuff!

  7. This is a stunning collection of photos. I enjoyed that you captured the essence of the moment so that the viewer could feel the mood of each photograph. Wonderful job!

  8. Those pictures really are impressive! As many people had already said, the pictures speak for themselves, no words are needed here

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