Sara Levinson Photography | Myanmar 2015
Created 25-Sep-17

In year 2015 I made two trips to Myanmar. One was to visit the iconic sites of Myanmar: Yangon, Inle Lake, Bagan, Mrauk U, etc. The second was traveling with a small band of photographers on an old refitted fishing boat down the Chindwin river from Homelin to Mandalay visiting remote villages along the river's shore, which seldom if ever, saw outsiders. The villages were mostly Burmese, with some Shan, Kachin, and Kayin and Naga people. We photographed as we visited farms, monasteries, temples, schools; ordinary daily lives. The people we met were mostly surprised, curious, welcoming and happy to see us.
Villagers walking home at sunset.Shwedagon Pagoda at nightWorshipers worshipping at the Shwedagon Pagoda.Shwedagon Pagoda at dawn.Horse and buggy crossing in front of one of the many Bagan temples at sunset.Hot air balloons over Bagan.Rafts on the Chindwin River at sunsetRaft loaded with teakwood on the Chindwin river.Hallo from a passing raft on the Chindwin riverBeautiful temple bathed in sunrise light and two young women doing laundry on the shore of Chindwin river.Yangon nunnery.Curious nun.