A Long Way Home

Two ladies make their way home from the ricefields in Monyo Township in the Bago Region of Myanmar.  Women comprise a significant portion of the country’s labor force in the agriculture sector as… Continue reading

Dusty Roads

A farmer and his wife ride towards home on a cartload of bamboos and firewood along the dusty rural roads of the rice-growing delta region of Bago.  The agriculture sector accounts for around… Continue reading

Farm Huts

The rustic Asian scenery is what keeps my eyes and lenses busy as I travel to the rural areas of Myanmar and it thrills me to imagine how simple and quiet life would… Continue reading

Boating with Grandpa

A old man takes his grandson, a city boy, on a boat ride around a small lake in a remote village in the Kyaukkyi Township in the Bago Region of Ayeyarwady Delta in… Continue reading

Waiting for the Rain

Traces of the previous year’s rice season can be seen around a blooming fire tree while the rest of the fields at the back have been cultivated for this year’s cropping.

Fields of Green

These working women look lilliputian in size in the middle of the vast fields of green beans in the flood plains of the Irrawady River  in the Bago Region of Myanmar.  This year’s… Continue reading

Myanmar: When the Granaries are Full

These structures are used to store rice and other grains in rural Myanmar.  In the dry season (around October to May), when the rice fields have been harvested and the granaries are full;… Continue reading

Myanmar: Golden Harvest

A group of women harvest beans and prepares the ground for the next rice-planting season.  In June-July, when monsoon rains start, these fields gradually turn into rice paddies.  Rural farmers alternate vegetables and… Continue reading

Fish Lady on a Platform – Myanmar

Perched on a platform propped by sandbags, this lady cleans some of the river carp she’s selling as she waits for her next customers.

Coffee and A Rural Market Scene – Myanmar

February 2016:  I woke up, somewhat disoriented, to the gentle stirrings of the sleepy town of Moenyo deep in the floodplains of the Irrawaddy River in the Bago Region of Myanmar.  It was… Continue reading

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