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Mark Ulyseas – Homage to the Little Folk

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Homage to the Little Folk, photographs by Mark Ulyseas

The innocence of children is contaminated with our hate. We use bigotry as a chisel to sculpture young minds into lean, mean hating machines that become fountains of violence. And we wonder why the world is spiraling into political and environmental chaos.

Every country has its own Children’s Day. What is the point… when we never listen to what these little folk have to say?

The following photographs are of children participating in the fabulous religious and cultural pageant in celebration of Pi Mai, the Lao New Year, in Luang Prabang – a Buddhist World Heritage Town.

Their demeanor is individuality personified. 

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om

Little girl at Wat Xieng Thong Temple. Photograph © Mark Ulyseas

Little girl at Wat Xieng Thong Temple.

Participant in the procession. Photograph © Mark Ulyseas

Participant in the procession.

Two young participants in discussion © Mark Ulyseas

Two young participants in discussion

It is a hot day. Photograph © Mark Ulyseas

It is a hot day.

Waiting for the procession to start. Photograph© Mark Ulyseas

Waiting for the procession to start.

 Young girl at Wat Xieng Thong. Photograph © Mark Ulyseas

Young girl at Wat Xieng Thong.

Leading a contingent. Photograph © Mark Ulyseas

Leading a contingent.

 

On the way to join the procession. Photograph © Mark Ulyseas

On the way to join the procession.

Three friends. Photograph © Mark Ulyseas

Three friends.

© Mark Ulyseas