Yemen II (Sanaa, Marib, Zabid, Haraz), June 2006
Non-camera-shy woman, Marib. This is a rarity indeed--the woman came up to me and asked if I would take her photo. I usually won't pay for a photo, but in this case I was happy to make an exception. Apparently she lives near Old Marib and has found a good way to make a living. My driver was very surprised by this behavior as he'd never seen a Yemeni woman let herself be photographed in this manner. We joked that the woman might in fact be an Italian or a German just trying to make a living.