Life along the River

Ngaputaw, Myanmar

A shack is tucked among the palm trees along the river bank of a river tributary

The Pathein River and its tributaries divide the township of Ngaputaw in Myanmar into several splinters of islands and small land masses.  Travelling on a tugboat in some of these waterways, I always zoom into man-made structures and signs of riverside life.  The verdant green ricefields and palms lining the riverbanks look fresh in the eyes but there was always some air of loneliness in the images I captured in riverside houses and man-made structures.

Ngaputaw, Myanmar

An elderly woman waits at the porch or her thatch house. There is a high rate of very poor households in the villages that are accessible only by boat through the river system.

Ngaputaw, Myanmar

A boatman fixes his boat by the banks of the river

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