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2010. Burma. Dreaming in Metaphors

  • 2010. Burma. Dreaming in Metaphors - Maysun Photographer
    Burmese people celebrating the release of "The Lady" as they call the Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, after 7-year house arrest. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    Release of the Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, after 7-year house arrest. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    A female parishioner praying and meditating in Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset, also known as the Golden Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese. Theravada buddhism is the majority religion in Myanmar. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    A burmese man freeing a bird in a street of Yangon as dictated by buddisht tradition as a metaphor of compassion and freedom. The action of releasing birds has by itself sprouted an industry for it. One of the methods of catching birds by these vendors is to set up a net across the woods. As the bird flies through they get entagled inside it.The entagled birds often gets injured, exhausted or are starving. Many either die in the net or while being transported to the market. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    Two burmese men walking among a flock of doves in front of the Yangon Railway Station. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    A young man is taking an old bus, wich is the main public transportation in Yangon. After independence day, there is no maintenance in buildings of transports facilities and there are no security measures in any of them. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    Workers building a building near Hleing River. Burma's junta has been critizied hardly for its use of forced labour, which is widespread throughout the country's cities and rural areas. Forced labour is widely performed by men, women, children and elderly persons as well as persons otherwise unfit for work. Workers are randomly rounded up by local policy or the military from such public places as train stations, movie theatres or from their homes or places of work. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    A child carrying a big bag on his head. Children are forced to help their families working as wages are low and the cost of living high comparatively. Children begin working at about 5 years old. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    Two man taking care of their library in a street of Yangon. Myanmar has a literacy rate of more than 94%. Burmese literature, with more than one thousand years of historical background has a wide range of genres. One of the most important subjects is buddhism In recent times, the military has severely restricted what is allowed in print media, although some short stories are still printed in popular magazines. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    One hundred burmese Kyats, the currency of Myanmar (Burma). Myanmar, torn by armed conflict and political oppression, is one of the world's most corrupt countries.Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    People waiting at the Yangon River (also known as Rangoon River or Hlaing River) Port. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    A man carrying a box to send it to the ferry to the other side of the Yangon River, also known as Rangoon River or Hlaing River. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    People waiting on the ferry to cross to the other side of the Yangon River, also known as Rangoon River or Hlaing River. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    A woman wearing a “longyis", traditional burmese costume worn by both men and women, walking down a street of Yangon (Rangoon). Wearing "traditional" clothing was seen as a mode of passive resistance among the Burmese during the colonial period. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    A restaurant frecuented by undercovered police in Yangon's downtown. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    Reflection of the people at the rooftop of Sakura Tower in downtown Yangon with Shwedagon Pagoda in the background. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    A child carrying a big bag on his head. Children are forced to help their families working as wages are low and the cost of living high comparatively. Children begin working at about 5 years old. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    A ramshackle house in the center of Yangon, Myanmar. After independence day, there is no maintenance in buildings of transports facilities and poverty is palpable everywhere. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    People walking by the streets of Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    An advertisement at night in Yangon's city center. Nightlife in Yangon is as busy as the daytime. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN.
  • 2010. Burma. Dreaming in Metaphors - Maysun Photographer
    A ramshackle house in the center of Yangon, Myanmar. After independence day, there is no maintenance in buildings of transports facilities and poverty is palpable everywhere. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    A man selling paper craft on the street stoll at night. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    Kids playing football in the streets of Yangon's downtown. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    People in an old style rickety british train in Yangon, Myanmar. Railway lines in Myanmar are very narrow (only 1 meter) as British's days. After independence day, there is no maintenance in Railways. When the train, wich always arrives late, runs on railroad are very swaying from side to side. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    A side-car bicycle in its way to the rural market in the other side of The Hleing River, in Yangon, Myanmar. This side cars are usually used as taxis. Yangon, Myanmar.MAYSUN
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    A little girl from the poorest part of Yangon, on the other side of the Hlaing River, playing alone, with soil. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    A group of burmese men plays ludo table game. This is a common gamen played in the streets of Yangon. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    A white elephant on the outskirts of Yangon. White elephants have historically been owned and revered by Burmese leaders as they are a traditional symbol of good fortune and power in Myanmar and the rest of South-East Asia. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    A theravada buddhist monk and a parishioner praying and meditating in Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Golden Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese. Theravada buddhism is the majority religion in Myanmar. Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    Water lillies in the Lake Kandawgyi, also known as The Royal Lake, one of two major lakes in Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN
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    A couple hidden from prying eyes on the shore of Lake Kandawgyi, also known as The Royal Lake, one of two major lakes in Yangon, Myanmar. MAYSUN