Category Archive: Portraits by Shutter Bug

Village Boys

Ngaputaw Township, Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar / July 2016:  Mingling with community members, I couldn’t help but wonder what the future lives of the kids would be in a very remote village where majority… Continue reading

Village Women of Southern Shan

September 2016. Doing work in the Southern Shan State of Myanmar, I had the opportunity to enjoy sights of the gentle and colorfully clad village women from highland tribes. I had no way… Continue reading



Of Nuns and Monks

A young monk stands on the balcony of an old monastery in Bokpyin, Thaninthayi Region in Myanmar.  The pair of clay jars with cups on them contains fresh water and can be found… Continue reading

Of Nuns and Monks

These two boy-monks appear pensive as they spend a humid afternoon at the staircase of the monastery.

Under my Umbrella

Of Nuns and Monks

Three boys pose at the dilapidated balcony of the local monastery in Bokpyin, Thaninthayi region in Myanmar.  Buddhist monasteries largely depend on the generosity of the local population to build and improve their… Continue reading

Of Nuns and Monks

Two boy-monks with an elderly monk and a couple of friends pose at the stairs of the local monastery in Bokpyin, Thaninthayi region in Myanmar.

Of Nuns and Monks

A lonely boy-monk, apparently with some skin problems, looks out from the window of a monastery.  The lack of clean water for bathing is still a problem in many villages in Bokpyin.

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