Says Steverson: "I asked her if I could take the photo and she was so shocked I spoke Chinese she said nothing for a full 30 seconds. Maybe she was shocked at how bad my Chinese was. I asked again and she gave a subtle nod and I bought a dozen eggs before I left. I've been back to this same spot many times and carry a print of this image in my camera bag but have never seen her again."
To view more of Steverson's images from China, please visit his website.
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