Myanmar: Captain at the Helm
A young Myanmarese boy takes the helm of his father’s boat.
February 28, 2015
Richard Koh considers photography a mystical art where “one harvests light from above.” Since leaving a career in engineering research in 2003, his photography has won him multiple awards from the Paris Photo Prize and International Press Association, among others.
He runs Amaranthine Photos, focusing on documentary and editorial work, including aerial photography.
Sin Ko Ko Oo, 13, at the helm of his father’s long-tail boat on Shan state’s Inle Lake in central Myanmar. His father, tired after nearly a month of non-stop early morning work ferrying visitors around the lake for the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival, is dozing in the bow of the boat.
Text and photographs by Richard Koh
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