The People and Places of Myanmar

Here are a few images from the photo workshop I lead earlier this year with Jock Montgomery in Myanmar. We are doing it again this November. Please join us. Registration closes soon, so don’t wait to sign up. For more information, view the flip-book brochure / mobile version.

©Michael Yamashita

The devout kneel down before Shwedagon Pagoda, widely considered Myanmar’s greatest treasure, a massive gold-plated wonder topped at its pinnacle with a 76-carat diamond.

©Michael Yamashita

Locals gather on the main concourse of Shwedagon Pagoda after nightfall.

©Michael Yamashita

The traditional ritual of the bathing of a Buddha. Locals pour water over Buddha statues that correspond with the day you were born to bring good luck.

©Michael Yamashita

Monks walking around Shwedagon Pagoda’s golden stupa.

©Michael Yamashita

Young monks collecting alms in Bagan.

©Michael Yamashita

At the Akha hill tribe full moon festival, local women wearing traditional clothing perform traditional dances.

©Michael Yamashita

A village primary school in Mount Popa.

©Michael Yamashita

Primary school children peering over a wall at Mount Papa.

©Michael Yamashita

A monk sprays water over a dusty courtyard at Bagan’s ancient Lawkananda Pagoda. Dampening the soil reduces the dust stirred up by footsteps.

©Michael Yamashita

A sunrise balloon ride over the ruins of Bagan.

©Michael Yamashita

A misty morning sunrise surrounds the temples of Bagan with sepia light.

©Michael Yamashita

Fishermen on Inle Lake at Sunrise.

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2 Responses to The People and Places of Myanmar

  1. AmirAli says:

    Beautiful work. My favorite is the classroom photo. 🙂 I also like the “A misty morning sunrise surrounds the temples of Bagan with sepia light.”

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