Just before dawn, Fishermen work at the docks of the San Pyae fish market in Yangon.
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A young woman waits for the train at Bogyoke Aung San station in Yangon.
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After work, three boys play in a pool of muddy water on the outskirts of Yangon after work.
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In a village outside of Bagan, a man is diagnosed with leprosy. The disease is largely under control in Myanmar.
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A villager gathers water from a local resevoir near Pathein.
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A man rides a boat across the river in Hinthada, powered by the woman pulling on the rope.
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A a clinic on the outskirts of Sittwe, within the Rohingya IDP camps, two women wait for a doctor. The woman on the left was experiencing contractions. At the time of this photogrpah, there was one full-time doctor for 150,000 Rohingya IDPs.
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Intha fishermen demonstrate traditional fishing methods at dawn on Inle Lake. Due to shrinking lake size, over fishing, pollution and the price of living, traditional methods of fishing are no longer viable in earning a living and are only practiced for show.
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Aung San Suu Kyi makes her way back through the crowd in Yangon after voting during Myanmar's historic election in 2015.
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A boy carts a cooler across the dock on the edge of the Yangon River.
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On the outskirts of Yangon, brick makers perch precariously on the side of a brick kiln in order to pass raw bricks to the top. Fires will be lit underneath the kiln and the heat and smoke will cook and dry the bricks for approximately one week.
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Gold miners assemble a pneumatic drill at the bottom of a mine in Singu Township. Miners
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A Let Wei (Burmese boxing) fighter practices at Thut Ti gym in Yangon. Burmese boxing still allows techniques that have been banned in other countries such as headbutts.
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A young Rohingya girl waits to recieve treatement in an overcrowded IDP camp clinic on the outskirts of Sittwe.
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A farmer carries a bundle of palm fronds, which are used for roofing, back to his home in Pathain.
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A group of travelers forge their way across a flooded road to a small village two hours from Bagan. Poor infrastructure makes rural life particularly difficult.
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Passengers cross the Yangon river to Dala. A bridge is in the works to connect Yangon and Dala which will transfrom the quiet rural area into a bustling waterfront. Poor residents along the waters edge in Dala are already being forced to sell their homes.
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Outside of Mandalay City, a fisherman places bamboo fencing across a shallow channel in the Irrawaddy River. The fencing will funnel fish into waiting nets.
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Bikes and motorbikes mix in traffic in a small town on Irrawaddy River.
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A festival goer in Yangon lights a flare during Thadingyut, the Burmese festival of light.
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A Buddhist monk leads a funeral procession through a field in a rural area of the Ayeyarwady Region.
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Near Mytkyina, a Kachin refugee carries laundry through the camp where she lives. Thousands of people have been displaced by conflict between the Myanmar Military and the Kachin ethnic armies.
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A farmer tills his field in the small town of Hinthada.
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A woman washes next to large transport ships on the Irrawaddy River in Mandalay. The ships cause incredibly amounts of pollution, including noise pollution on the river and have been causing erosion because of the waves created.
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A woman carries sand to a waiting truck. Sand mining is very profitable becasue of how many uses there are for it, but it also causes a lot of environmental damage. It is not well regulated.
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Mist settles over the city of Hakha, in Chin State.
Myanmar is a land of unparalleled beauty mirrored by difficult truths. For years now, it has been stuck in the painful process of transitioning from an isolated country under strict military rule to a pseudo democratic nation open to the world. Positive changes have been met with difficult regressions, as deep seated issues of racism and iron-fisted control have ultimately held the country back from experiencing a true rebirth. In the midst of this tumultuous time, ordinary people comprised of numerous ethnic groups fight to eke out a living and adapt to the many changes while still maintaining their unique identities.