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Buddhist Nun, Cambodian New Year Festival, Fresno 2006

I met this 91-year-old Khmer nun on my first visit to the Cambodian temple in Fresno. She was nearly deaf and spoke no English; I knew only basic greetings in Khmer. Communicating wordlessly, we spent almost an hour together as she performed her ceremonial duties and I followed her around taking photographs. I had to shoot on my knees most of the time and, even then, I was too tall for her. Many of my most memorable photographic encounters have occurred without a common language.

– Joel Pickford

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