The first photo of a project on the contrast between modern and traditional dress in young people in Chin State, Myanmar. This is Zing Dawt Cer, a 21 year old presenter of a youth tv show - she feels more comfortable in the modern outfit.
Zing Dawt Cer in Chin traditional dress
Aung La Nsang
Aung La Nsang swinging some punches for the press before his championship match with Ken Hasegawa. He has spoken at length about the pressure heaped on him when fighting in Yangon; as Myanmar's foremost international athlete, he is expected to do well. Nonetheless, Aung La won the match by knockout in the 5th round.
I sat opposite Felix on the Trans-Mongolian railway for 4 days. Despite not speaking much English and me speaking absolutely no Russian he was friendly, helpful and fascinating to watch. Almost the perfect companion - he didn't want to play chess - he also ate the same meal of potato, soft sausage and cabbage three times a day for the whole journey.
Traditional Burmese wedding photoshoot
Taken in Mandalay, Myanmar.
Andrew Za Chin Lian in traditional Chin dress
Andrew Za Chin Lian in modern dress
Burmese tomato seller
U Bein bridge fisherman
A fisherman displays his catch in the heavily swollen river beneath Mandalay's U Bein bridge. The river is normally several feet shallower, but upper Myanmar has experienced heavy flooding in August and September.
Burmese soldier sleeps on a train through Shan State
The Tatmadaw, or Burmese military, have been fighting against dozens of armed ethnic groups in the border areas of Myanmar for decades. These soldiers were on the way to North Shan State, where the fighting continues. The peace process is the highest priority for the NLD government, seemingly at the expense of marginally less pressing issues like the environment, economy and Rohingya. The Tatmadaw have been complicit in a great number of controversial and illegal acts over the years, but these soldiers just wanted to drink whisky with us, laugh and relax before reaching their destination.
Mongolian girls in traditional dress for Naadam Festival
Naadam, or 'the three games of men' is celebrated annually in every town and city in Mongolia, although the Ulaanbataar naadam is by far the largest. The fesival begins with an opening ceremony celebrating Mongolia's history, before moving to competitions of horse-racing, archery and wrestling. These girls were waiting outside the stadium where the opening ceremony was held, and ran in to perform shortly after I took this photo.