Photographer's Note


Some 20km west of old Yuanyang (Xinjie Town) is Shengcun Village where local people have their fair once in every three days. On our third day in Yuanyang, Feb 26, 2007, our driver told us it was the day of such fair, and asked us if we want to come. Of course the answer was yes.

This is one of many exposures I shot from this occasion: a dentist practiced his career right on spot. Without anesthetic agent, he demanded the patient to keep the mouth wide open. He then pried and shook the tooth, and suddenly pulled it off.

Some 50 years ago in Hue, Vietnam, I saw this method of dental care so often. But it was the decade after 2nd World War. Seeing this practice again in this era when we are talking about reaching Mars, I wasn’t able to hide my shock. The dentist shooed us away before performing the task, but I was lucky to be within the range of my 70-200mm tele-lens. Please share with me.


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