Jack continues his photo exploration of Myanmar’s first real year of democracy. Presenting the third part of the 4-part series.
Sunset from Ubein Bridge. Locals and tourists flock to the bridge to witness the spectacular sunsets.
A young girl plays with her skipping rope outside the tourist jetty in Mandalay. Tourism in Myanmar has boomed over the past year, topping over one million foreign visitors for the first time. However infrastructure still remains underdeveloped.
A passenger smokes a cheroot out of the train window.
A trishaw driver, fishing in a flooded field hopes to catch something, while a cow wanders past.
A young boy drags a bag of recyclable rubbish, which will be sold for small change. Often people of all ages work to support themselves and their families.
A toddler sits by himself on the banks of the Irrawaddy river.
Jack Hoyle comes back with his second pictorial blog. From cricket, he makes a move to politics and democracy in Myanmar. Here’s his work behind the lens as Myanmar completes a year of democracy.
Monks await the arrival of The Lady, Aung San Suu Kyi. A reported 100,000 people flocked to hear her give a speech. It was the first time she had visited Mandalay since her release from house arrest.
Aung San Suu Kyi was over six hours late, due to the huge numbers of people in the streets cheering along her motorcade. Monks huddle together to keep warm, while another spectator shields himself from the rain with a poster of The Lady.
A monk sewing.
Workers load a boat in Mandalay, shored on the banks of the Irrawaddy River.
A boy holds up a captured bird. This particular bird is often sold as street food along the roadside.
Myanmar youths have found a new sense of confidence since the democratic reforms. Previously people, particularly the young, would have been persecuted for wearing such ‘daring’ attire, where as these days it’s a common sight.