Myanmar Snapshots 8: Village Portraits

February 2016: There is a sweet air of gentleness and warmth that inspires me when I visit the remote villages of Myanmar.  People’s faces are just so serene and friendly that I feel so at home wherever I go.  Those in these black and white portraits are just some of the many kindred spirits I met in these rural communities.

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A 9th grader patiently waits for her teacher to get her grades at the closing of the school year

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A village octogenarian smiles back as I greeted him “Mingalava” (hello)

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These girls look either baffled or amused as I tried to do a small talk in their language