Tag Archive: portraits

The Making of Monks

In Myanmar, all boys have to experience “monk-hood” once or several times before they reach the age of 20.  In the course of a year, usually during the celebration of the Thingyan festival,… Continue reading


May 2018, Southern Shan State, Myanmar.  We were in a series of meetings to consult villagers regarding their development needs.  Luckily for me, I was not the one leading the discussions and thus… Continue reading

Shan Portraits 1: Octogenarian

Portraits of an 88 year old Danu tribesman

Happy New Year!

Regardless of our current situation in life, may we welcome 2018 with joy and renewed hope, and may we always find reasons to continue celebrating the Gift of Life throughout the year and… Continue reading

Portraits of Ngaputaw

My photography gear are set for two main purposes: landscapes and portraits.  The heavy 300mm lens installed in one of the two cameras I always carry around is mostly used for one purpose:… Continue reading


Ngaputaw Township, Myanmar; December 2016.  There was a festive air in the village.  Strangers from foreign lands have arrived and wanted to talk to village members.  The villagers have arranged an elaborate welcoming… 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

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

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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