Myanmar Portraits

This will be a photo blog.  I enjoy taking pictures, especially of people.  Following are photos of folks my camera found during our Myanmar adventure. Many have their faces smeared with a paste made from logs which acts as a sunblock and moisturizer.  It’s very popular  — and no doubt lots cheaper than Estee Lauder.people.3

Clever kids sell their art work to tourists.

Clever kids sell their art work to tourists.

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Young boy dressed up and made up for the ceremony before he goes off to become a monk.

Young boy dressed up and made up for the ceremony before he goes off to become a monk.

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Young monk digs into the many different dishes common to a Myanmar meal.

Young monk digs into the many different dishes common to a Myanmar meal.

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Selling caged birds is a way to make money.  The buyer then releases the bird which will bring good luck.

Selling caged birds is a way to make money. The buyer then releases the bird which will bring good luck.

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10 responses to “Myanmar Portraits

  1. Great photo gallery . . . well done, Leah !

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  2. A picture tells a thousand words….. These are wonderful!

  3. Leah,

    Lovely, as is all your work. Beautiful pictures. I try, but I just don’t have the eye.

    Noel

  4. I truly love this post and seeing all of these interesting and beautiful faces of all ages. You’ve captured this diversity with a fresh eye. Looking at the lovely “older” woman (just under the caged bird image) underlines the ridicule of our societies in which women will do anything NOT to have beautiful wrinkles, paying any price, including botched surgery. Speaking of caged birds, I love the fact that these birds are bought, then released for good luck. We have much to learn and your travels enlighten me.

  5. Great pix, Bob..

  6. Hi Leah,
    So great…LOVE the pair with the red turbans carrying the wood…Stand by by for Nat Geo!
    Gayle

  7. Frances Tierney

    Wonderful photographs!

  8. Great photos Leah! Definitely not snapshots ;)

  9. Thanks to all for your generous praise for my photos. I am glad you like them. You’ve made my day.

  10. Deborah Currie

    Leah, you have a real talent for capturing the beauty of individuals. Lovely, interesting photographs!

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