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A Portrait of Burma

In June 2010, we visited Burma. Under an oppressive military dictatorship, we witnessed life in one of the most isolated and repressed places in the world. Yet beneath extreme poverty and tragic decades of military rule, the spirit of the people touched us deeply.

This week reform is blossoming across the beautiful country of Burma. We remember the hushed whispers about then prisoned “The Lady.” Two years later that lady is free and this week claims victory to a historic election. Cautiously hopeful a new day is dawning in Burma, here are portraits of the gently resilient Burmese.

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Parasol Makers | Inle Lake, Burma

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Thanaka Baby | Bagan, Burma

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Fisherman | Inle Lake, Burma

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The Long Walk Home | Inle Lake, Burma

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Cheroot, Burmese Cigar | Bagan, Burma

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Boat Driver | Inle Lake, Burma

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Giving of the Alms | Mandalay, Burma

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Luongi Maker Hard at Work | Mandalay, Burma

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Karen Woman | Inle Lake, Burma

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Scenes from Inle Lake | Burma

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Rush Hour | Yangon, Burma

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Lady Shepherd | Bagan, Burma

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Street Vendor | Yangon, Burma

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Morning Commute | Mandalay, Burma

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Baby on Board | Inle Lake, Burma

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  1. Drew Meyers says:

    wow, gorgeous photos — I especially like The Long Walk Home. great use of black and white..