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A farmer taps a rubber tree to harvest latex. Rubber latex was compared to white gold, bringing prosperity to locals in Tay Ninh, a province in the southeast region of Vietnam. Rubber trees produce the highest amount of latex in the early morning. Every day at 2 a.m., workers have to go to the rubber forest to tap the trees. At about 7 a.m., when the bowls are filled, they go to each tree to pour latex into large barrels, then transfer them to the vehicle to carry to the factory.

Published on National Geographic Your Shot – Jul 29, 2020

An alluring photograph for sale depicts a timeless scene in the heart of Tay Ninh, a province nestled in the southeast region of Vietnam. The focus of the image is a diligent farmer engaged in the age-old practice of tapping a rubber tree to extract precious latex. This commodity, often likened to white gold, has been a source of prosperity for the local community.

The photograph captures the essence of a routine that unfolds each day with the precision of a well-choreographed dance. In the quiet darkness of 2 a.m., dedicated workers venture into the rubber forest, armed with the tools of their trade. The timing is crucial, as rubber trees yield the highest amount of latex during the early morning hours.

As the clock ticks towards 7 a.m., the laborers have filled their bowls with the valuable substance. A meticulous process follows, with each tree receiving attention as the collected latex is poured into large barrels. The culmination of this collective effort is the transportation of these barrels to waiting vehicles, destined for the nearby factory.

The photograph captures the symbiotic relationship between nature and humanity, showcasing the industrious spirit of those who depend on the rubber trees for their livelihood. Through a lens that transcends mere documentation, the image tells a story of resilience, tradition, and the rhythmic cadence of daily life in this vibrant corner of the world.

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DAMAGE REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE

Our comprehensive lifetime damage replacement guarantee ensures that in the event of any damage to your photograph, you may reach out to us, and we will promptly furnish a complimentary replacement. Please note that the customer bears responsibility for any associated shipping fees.

CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

Every fine art photograph is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, duly signed by Tran Tuan Viet.