Image 6: Collaborators @khin_rita and @conorashleigh
Maryam sits with family inside the living her room of her great uncle as they look through old family photo albums.
This series for the Fragile Constellations project is a story that captures my exploration of identity, something shaped by the past and ever changing thanks to the present.
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It’s history shrouded in mystery, #myanmar ’s capital #naypidaw was completed and inaugurated by the former military government in 2005. Six times the size of New York City and built and designed with opulence and grandeur the city is considered by many to still be the worlds largest “ghost town”, including this often empty twenty lane road that leads to parliament.
I am grateful. I am confounded. Breathless. For the world has shown me more in my few short years than I could ever hope. It has blessed me with electric skies and ebbing fields of wildflowers and grass. It has exposed me to ancient stoned walls and sooty, bleak landscapes. With its effortless grace, it has shown me more staggering sights and still, quiet nights than a girl should ever dream of. To soak in all that the world is, all that the world has been, all that it encompass is too big of a task for a small girl like me. But I am hopeful that I will have more chapters with it as setting and my compass. 💫💕🙏🏼 words: @roamandgolightly 🌍 Dame Traveler @our.kind.life #dametravelermyanmar#dametraveler
Depois de algum tempo de barco pelo Lago Inle chegamos ao vilarejo Indein, onde um conjunto de stupas antigas e restauradas impressiona pela diversidade de formas e alturas. Para os budistas as stupas equilibram a energia entre as pessoas e a natureza, promovem a paz e a espiritualidade, pois contêm em seu interior milhares de orações, relíquias de Buda, estátuas, incenso e preciosidades raras. Lugar mágico com poucos turistas e um templo que nos leva á meditação e mergulho interior.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻#myanmar#budhist#asia#lagoinle#inlelake#indein#shweindeinpagoda
Lethwei is Thai Boxing on coke. It is a full contact sport from Myanmar that uses knees, elbows, kicks, punches, takedowns, clinching techniques, along with headbutts. Lethwei boxers fight bare-knuckle with only tape on their hands. There is no point system. The victories are only acquired by KO. Lethwei is the bloodiest combat sport.
This is Dave “The Nomad” Leduc is the reigning king of Lethwei. He is the current openweight Lethwei World Champion. He is the first Canadian to win in the controversial Prison Fight Thailand in Bangkok.
Standing at 6’2, and weighing 175 lbs, the Nomad is arguably the best striker on the planet. He holds wins over notorious killers like Tun Tun Min, Nilmungkorn Sudsakorn, Too Too, Cyrus Washington and countless other gangsters under both Muaythai and Lethwei rules.
On August 19th 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. The Nomad will face the legend, and former Rajadamnern and WBC Muaythai Champion Diesellek. This is a classic fight of style vs style; Lethwei vs Muaythai.
Check out my interview with @kingleduc on www.muaythaiguy.com
#repost @kingleduc @lethweiworld
Bagan is probably Myanmar’s best known sight. Where once stood over 10,000 small temples, pagodas and monasteries built over the 250 years that the area was the heart of the Pagan Empire, now “just” 2,200 remain, in varying states of repair.
Many of the structures are closed for safety reasons, but a select few have incredible eyelines where tourists gather to watch sunrise and sunset over multiple spires. •Nikon D750 300mm f4.0 1/4000sec ISO400•
The US Treasury on Friday slapped sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units for involvement in “ethnic cleansing” and other human rights abuses against the country’s Rohingya minority.
The sanctions are the toughest US action in response to Myanmar’s crackdown on the Rohingya population. The Trump administration earlier imposed sanctions on the chief of Myanmar’s western military command. But lawmakers and human rights activists pushed for more sanctions.
More than 700,000 Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh to seek protection after an insurgent attack on security forces last August in the country’s Rakhine state sparked off a brutal military counteroffensive.
The Rohingya, the vast majority of whom are Muslims, have been denied citizenship rights. They are viewed by local authorities as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, although many have been living in the region for decades, if not centuries. Myanmar’s Buddhist majority is often accused of subjecting them to discrimination and violence. #mnews#mnewsworld#myanmar#usa#military#humanrights#rohingya
We caught up with current Lethwei world champion @kingleduc while he was training in Dubai.
Leduc is looking to keep his undefeated record intact and put his hands on his 4th Lethwei world title in a clash of titans: Lethwei vs Muaythai.
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📡LIVE on SkyNet Sports Channel HD & 4
on August 19th Sunday at 2:00 PM (Yangon time).