03 February 2010

Faces of Burma



For my iheartfaces entry this week, I was going through some old travel photos. I was only able to upload the ones captured with my digital camera and was too lazy to scan the ones that I had on film. But I came across some that I definitely wanted to share with you… so here are some of the wonderful faces from Burma that I managed to capture on film from my trip there back in 2001.

Many women and girls wear thanaka on their faces and sometimes on their arms, too. Thanaka is some kind of paste that works sort of like a sunscreen, but also sort of like make-up.

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The grandfather was wearing a longyi, a piece of cloth tied together to make a skirt of sorts. Very common among the locals.
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This photo below is one of my all-time favorites. It now hangs, framed, on the wall in our hallway.
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This was from a night time performance that we watched in the open air, under the stars.
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37 COMMENTS:

Alicia said...

Those are great pictures! You really have an eye for photographs!

Yelena R. said...

These are amazing! I remember that the photo before last was the first ever I saw on your blog!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That's interesting. It's almost like wearing Calomine lotion on your face.

jen@odbt said...

Those are gorgeous photos. You've been to some amazing places.

Michelle said...

I want to pick a favorite, but I love them all. I'm drawn to the shot of the old man and the young child. It is really sweet.

Booklover1212 said...

What beautiful photos! You truly captured the moments and the people!

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

Nezzy said...

What beautiful faces but like you the last one is my favorite. Wonderful pictures!

You have a wonderfully restful evening.
God bless ya'll!!!

Cecily R said...

Beautiful, beautiful shots. This post is the perfect entry for iheartfaces. And a great Wordful Wednesday too!!

Dandy said...

These pictures are amazing. you should do a coffee table book. I always get nervous taking pictures of people when I am out and about.

I want to travel the world!

SAHM-I-AM said...

Love them all, especially the one of the woman in the blue longyi and the baby in a pink dress. The baby's eyes are stunning and complements the woman's wide and proud smile.

*Jess* said...

That guy smoking is an AWESOME photo! I can see why you framed it!

sheila said...

Awesome pics! And one big ol fat ciiigar!

Wanda said...

Great, great pictures. Especially the one you framed. That could have been in National Geographic.

You've really been to such interesting places.

Annie said...

OMG, those pictures are beautiful.

Stopping from Seven Clown Circus

Muthering Heights said...

These are such beautiful photos!

Sarah said...

Beautiful pictures! You are such a talented photographer.

Meera said...

Thanks for the Wonderful Comment! Love your burma pics! esp the first one! :)

Upstatemomof3 said...

What truly incredible pictures.

Keyona said...

Amazing photos!

Kasie said...

beautiful images. I just love different cultures. that has got to be the biggest stogie I've ever seen :)

Helene said...

You have such a talent for capturing people's true beauty. I love the picture of the grandfather smiling at his grandson.

Jana said...

they are all really really...no seriously I mean really amazing, I love the one that is now on your wall...I love them all. you need to submit some to Nat geo....your skills rock!

Jen said...

I like the ones of the thanaka faces. They each make their own personal designs. Great photos. I should photograph people more often.

Rose Belle said...

The Burmese locals were open to you taking their pictures? They must be really friendly people. My manager is Burmese-Chinese and she is such a great cook. She would often cook for the entire staff of 15 people. Burmese curry, spiced fried rice, and desserts.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful faces. I love the shot of the man smoking.

Jen said...

wow, lovely pictures! love the one with the woman smoking. stunning!

Jessie said...

What a beautiful place! You have great memories from all of these fabulous shots.

Lindy said...

May just be me but I would find this place difficult to live - what with no shoes and all. :)

Alyssa said...

You have a great eye and take beautiful pictures that really capture the moment. Your fav. picture makes me feel like I can see into his eyes.

Kimberly said...

Amazing. That next to last photo is unbelievable. Perfect.

Just Add Walter said...

wow these are just stunning!

HAPPY WW
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Elle Bee said...

Amazing photos! You really know how to capture the heart of people.

Menopausal New Mom said...

Wow! How interesting, I love reading your blog, feels like I don't have to travel at all (This way I don't have to worry about luggage either Lol)

mooneyequalsmc2 said...

holy moly. what AMAZING shots.

Leslie said...

these are breathtaking!

blueviolet said...

I like the one with the mother and baby on her lap. You always have such wonderful photos and you really managed to capture something special in these.

somebodyneedsanap said...

Great images!!!

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