Burmese Life, Work, and Culture


Due to abundant rain, houses throughout Burma are built on stilts. Here at Inle Lake, the need for stilts is constant.

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34 mm 1/250 f7.6

"Open" houses provide abundant ventilation.

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105 mm 1/60 f5.6

Vendors pass the time of day in a storefront.

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35 mm 1/126 f5.3

Medical anthropologist Ron talks with the village doctor.

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32 mm 1/160 f6.3

We rarely saw a playground area or any type of entertainment for kids.

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28 mm 1/180 f6.7

Children at the village orphanage where we donated school books and supplies.

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28 mm 1/60 f5.6

Boys often prepare to be monks at the age of nine.

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60 mm 1/60 f5.6

Burmese are devoted Buddhists and frequent their local temples, here in Mingun.

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35 mm 1/320 f8.5