My F-Stop

A View Through My Lens

Hoi An Market, Vietnam

I woke before sunrise on our last day in Hoi An and walked down to the local market. The back of the market ran along the river where the fishing boats docked and dropped off their catch from previous night. Women would unload the seafood, clean it and sell it within minutes. While I couldn’t understand the negotiations with customers, the bartering was animated and terrifically entertaining. The market was crowded and confusing; sections divided by seafood, poultry, vegetables, rice/pasta and animals of all sorts – goats, ducks, pigs, frogs, and many others! The whole market was covered by hundreds of sections of wood, tin, cardboard or anything else to keep the sun and rain out.


One Response to “Hoi An Market, Vietnam”

  1. Beth

    Mark, I always enjoy your work. You definitely have the gift of capturing the feel of the moment with all your photography. Thank you!


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