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.