The floating garden beds are formed by extensive manual labor. The farmers gather lake-bottom weeds from the deeper parts of the lake, bring them back in boats and make them into floating beds in their garden areas, anchored by bamboo poles. These gardens rise and fall with changes in the water level, and so are resistant to flooding. Locals grow vegetables and fruits in these floating gardens.
I was born in Taungdwingyi, Myanmar, a country where a lot of beautiful places exist. I've been into photography since 2014. I'm currently working as a Captain of the ship and I spent most of my time traveling during my vacation time. My passion is to document people, landscapes, culture and relation between them. I mainly focus on daily life, portraits and culture; images that tell stories of people and sense of the places. I always seek the moment and light in capturing travel images and try to use my photographic instinct to turn ordinary to extraordinary. As a photographer, my objective is to witness the moment and record the human stories. I believe photography can capture powerful story telling images and inspire us to make a positive change in our world.
I'm a lifetime member of Myanmar Photographic Society and I have won two times Best Photographer of the Year in Myanmar. I've won numerous National and International Awards including major awards from Nikon and Sony throughout the years. My photos have been published in National Geographic Magazine, Digital Camera Magazine and other international photography books and magazines. I have showcased my works at many exhibitions across the world.
Inle Lake, Nyaung Shwe
Floating Gardens, Intha Fishermen
Zay Yar Lin
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