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Uploaded: October 22, 2007


This young member of the Bagobo tribe has been observing the models of a photoshoot at their tribal village. She mimics the poses of the models and was quick to oblige for a shoot and gave us her youthful smile.

The Bagobo traces its origin from the people who brought Hinduism to Mindanao during the Sri Vijayan and Majapahit invasion. When the people inter-married with the locals, they formed a new society and came up with the name Bagobo. The word “Bagobo” is derived from the root word “bago", which means “new” or “recent” while the “obo” suffix means “grow” in the tribe’s dialect.

Taken at a tribal village of the Bagobo tribe in Kapatagan, Davao del Sur, Philippines.


Chastity Abbott October 22, 2007

Soulful!! I love the light and colors...esp the pov!! Beautiful work!!! #768443

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton October 22, 2007

Absolutly gorgeous, winner big time !! #4964144

Anne M. Young level-addict October 22, 2007

What a special shot and great information provided. Excellent look forward to seeing this one a winner! #4964228

Gerda Grice level-deluxe October 22, 2007

Excellent portrait of a real little charmer. Wonderful colours and capture of expression. Very interesting information, too. #4964536

April Narby October 23, 2007

This has winner written all over it! #4969311

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton December 20, 2007

Resubmit!!! It's a Chef-D'Oeuvre!! (Allo BP ! AnyBody home? :)))) #5235456

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