VIETNAM: Bac Ha Market

One mist-covered morning a lone woman pushes a cart through an empty alleyway. The nearby hustle and bustle of the Sunday market in Bac Ha can be heard from the crowds of villagers purchasing fare like cabbage, chillis and fresh eggs from the market stalls. Colorful hand-crafted goods from the Hmong people who reside in the area can be found laid out in brilliant patterns across the dirt as groups of passersby gather around tables to enjoy a market meal. Street photographer Mark Carey traveled to Hanoi and the Sapa Region of Vietnam in October 2011 where he visited Bac Ha and the Sunday market to document the intricacies of life in the area.