30 Jul 2016

On the river bank

Another one of those photos which makes me uneasy . I was on a riverboat in Myanmar-just a wooden riverboat with small cabins not some ridiculous luxury cruiseboat/riverboat -but by the standards of these children I was on something beyond their widest dreams. Most were living on the river bank in appalling conditions. No clean water,no proper sanitation-just the river. They came down in the late afternoon light as the boat pulled away and they were all smiling and laughing.

 This shot was taken at another stop and shows the women doing the family washing and taking a bath in the same river. Look at the foul colour of that water. It could be a different world but sadly it is not.
Leica X1 photos.

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