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Burma (Myanmar)

These images were taken in September 2002, in Rangoon, the capital of Myanmar, as well as in Nyaungshwe, near Inle Lake, Shan State.

 

Sheltering from the afternoon downpour in Rangoon.

A young mother collects firewood with her baby on her back

Shan State: A man collects rainwater from the roof to be boiled into Chinese tea for drinking.

Weaving linen to make fabric for the Llongyi – the long skirt worn by all.

After collecting rain water in a tin, a man sets to work lighting a fire to make a pot of Chinese tea.

After collecting rain water in a tin, a man sets to work lighting a fire to make a pot of Chinese tea.

September, 2002. Nyaungshwe, Shan State, Myanmar. A man laughs after applying suncream for the first time. Most Burmese apply danaka to their face each day, a yellow paste derived from a ground up native plant mixed with water.

A man laughs after applying suncream for the first time. Most Burmese apply danaka to their face each day, a yellow paste derived from a ground-up native plant mixed with water.

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The Jumping Cat monastery

September, 2002. Nyaungshwe, Shan State, Myanmar. A woman shelters from the rain inside a tea shop, whilst another runs past.

A woman shelters from the rain inside a tea shop, whilst another runs past.

September, 2002. Nyaungshwe, Shan State, Myanmar. Women from a warring ethnic minority near the border of Thailand are forced to relocate to a governement run village near Nyaungshwe where they spend their days on display for the occasional tourist.

Women from a warring ethnic minority near the border of Thailand are forced to relocate to a governement run village near Nyaungshwe where they spend their days on display for the occasional tourist.

September, 2002. Nyaungshwe, Shan State, Myanmar. A man laughs after applying suncream for the first time. Most Burmese apply danaka to their face each day, a yellow paste derived from a ground up native plant mixed with water.

A man laughs after applying suncream for the first time. Most Burmese apply danaka to their face each day, a yellow paste derived from a ground up native plant mixed with water.

September, 2002. Nyaungshwe, Shan State, Myanmar. A boy leans through the window of a young girl making rice flower balls.

A young boy leans through the window of a simple wooden home as young girls make balls of simple rice flower, eaten when dipped in Chinese tea.

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