I first came across the work of photographer Seny Norasingh through his photos for an article about Laos in the June, 1987 issue of National Georgraphic. You can visit his website at http://senynorasingh.com.
According to his website, he's been shooting in color since the early 1980s and previously took photos in black and white for newspapers.
With travel to over 30 countries over the course of 40 years, he is fairly quiet about his work, preferring to let it speak for itself. In the 1980s, he was twice named North Carolina Press Photographer of the Year.
Be sure to take a look at his work.
In many ways, his style reflects a distinctly Lao approach to the arts that can also be found in the quiet yet powerful work of many other professional artists in our community. If you get a chance to see an exhibit of his, be sure to visit.