A series of chance events brought us to Myanmar, formerly Burma. Though we had intended to photograph architecture, it was difficult to not be overwhelmed by the resolute spirit in the face of adversity and the bewitching inner beauty of the people we encountered. We were instinctively drawn to these qualities, and to a profound sense of dignity and innate spirituality which was ever present in spite of the severe hardships of their daily lives. The photographs reflect the warmth, humanity, sense of community and hope of these people.

Seated Monks Myanmar #17 Myanmar #1 Myanmar #12 Boy with Cow Myanmar #5 Myanmar #4 Seated Monks (Cropped Version) Myanmar #23 Myanmar #26 Myanmar #18