Renowned fine art travel photographer David Lazar, an Australian, has traveled extensively in Myanmar over the last six years. It has become his favorite place to photograph, but not only for the exquisite quality of its light. In fact, it's the warm and welcoming people of this once isolated country who make his photography experiences so enriching. Whether it's being invited into homes or monasteries, David feels honored to spend time learning about the people he photographs, often returning to give them prints for their kindness.


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Part of the essential fabric of everyday life in Myanmar, are its red-robed Buddhist monks. Virtually every Burmese boy becomes a novice monk and studies in a monastery at least once during his youth. It is this theme that stands out most colorfully in Lazar's new book, Myanmar - A Luminous Journey.

More info: luminousjourneys.net | davidlazarphoto.com

#1 The Lost City Of Mrauk U

The Lost City Of Mrauk U

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Bennett Stevens 6 months ago

It's real! Thanks.

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#2 Monk In Rays Of Light. Novice Monk In Bagan

Monk In Rays Of Light. Novice Monk In Bagan

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judit vagnoni 6 months ago

The boy expressión it's so beautiful, he expresses devotion and peace. I love this photo. Thank you

#3 Boy With Thanaka Paste Face, Yangon

Boy With Thanaka Paste Face, Yangon

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judit vagnoni 6 months ago

!Beautiful, beautiful eyes¡

#4 Intha Fishermen, Inle Lake

Intha Fishermen, Inle Lake

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judit vagnoni 6 months ago

This picture is so artistic.

#5 Chin Woman Near The Lost City Of Mrauk U

Chin Woman Near The Lost City Of Mrauk U

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#6 Portrait Of A Young Monk

Portrait Of A Young Monk

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judit vagnoni 6 months ago

This expression is wonderful.

#7 Young Buddhist Monk

Young Buddhist Monk

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judit vagnoni 6 months ago

Simply gorgeous and perfect.

#8 Chiaroscuro Monk, Bagan

Chiaroscuro Monk, Bagan

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Greg 5 months ago

Monks in Bagan are paid to pose day in day out. People actually 'rent' a monk for the day for about $50. It's a shame that photographers keep this proces going and dare to share these photo's. When I was in this temple there was a kid/monk with a big group and he had to pose for them all day.

#9 The Light Of Brotherhood. Novice Monks In Bagan

The Light Of Brotherhood. Novice Monks In Bagan

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#10 Two Monk Friends On A Log At A Monastery In Bago

Two Monk Friends On A Log At A Monastery In Bago

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