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Myanmar in Monochrome

Impressions (images) of Myanmar in monochrome as captured through the faces of the people, their village and city life, their life along the water and their spiritual life.

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Impressions of Myanmar

in Monochrome

by John Gafford


Impressions of Myanmar

in Monochrome

by John Gafford

All Rights Reserved. © Copyright John Gafford 2020

Disclaimer

No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical or

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transmitted by e-mail without permission in writing from the author. This book is for entertainment

purposes only. Any views expressed in this book are those of the author alone.

Published by

John Gafford Photography

Sedona, AZ 86336 USA

www.johngaffordphotography.com


Introduction

• Myanmar, or Burma, is located in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by India and Bangladesh to its northwest, China to its

northeast, Laos and Thailand to its east and southeast and the Bay of Bengal to the southwest. With an area of over

261 thousand square miles, Myanmar is the largest of the mainland Southeast Asia countries by area. Myanmar has a

population of approximately 55 million people.

• Myanmar is ethnically diverse, with 135 distinct ethnic groups. The Bamar, Shan, Kayin and Rakhine people make up

89% of the population.

• A number of different religions are practiced in Myanmar. Almost 88% of the people practice Buddhism, 6% practice

Christianity, and over 4% are Muslim.

• Myanmar is one of the poorest nations in Asia and is the world’s second larger producer of opium, accounting for

25% of the entire world’s production.

• Despite the many hardships that the people endure every day, I found the people to be very engaging and friendly.

Even in the poorest of conditions, they still live their life with dignity. The images on the following pages were taken

during my two week visit to Myanmar, Oct. 16-30, 2016.

• I have tried to capture these impressions of Myanmar in monochrome through the faces of the people, their village

and city life, their life along the water and their spiritual life.


People




Tattooed women

of the Chin tribe

from the village

of Pan Paung











Village/City Life















Life on the Water









Spiritual Life


















The End


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