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.

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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

!Beautiful, beautiful eyes¡

#4 Intha Fishermen, Inle Lake

Intha Fishermen, Inle Lake

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judit vagnoni 2 years 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 2 years ago

This expression is wonderful.

#7 Young Buddhist Monk

Young Buddhist Monk

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judit vagnoni 2 years ago

Simply gorgeous and perfect.

#8 Chiaroscuro Monk, Bagan

Chiaroscuro Monk, Bagan

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Greg 2 years 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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#11 Luminous Rice Terraces, Kalaw

Luminous Rice Terraces, Kalaw

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#12 Purple Haze, U Bein Bridge, Amarapura

Purple Haze, U Bein Bridge, Amarapura

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#13 The Golden Rock At Mt Kyaiktiyo

The Golden Rock At Mt Kyaiktiyo

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#14 Beautiful Grandmother, Balancing Act

Beautiful Grandmother, Balancing Act

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#15 Tunnel Of Light. Young Monks At Play

Tunnel Of Light. Young Monks At Play

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#16 Fisherman On Inle Lake

Fisherman On Inle Lake

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#17 Two Monks At Mrauk U

Two Monks At Mrauk U

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#18 Buddhist Nun In Meditation

Buddhist Nun In Meditation

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#19 Fishermen Casting Net, Amarapura

Fishermen Casting Net, Amarapura

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#20 Novice Buddhist Monks In Triplicate

Novice Buddhist Monks In Triplicate

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#21 School Boy Wearing Thanaka Paste, A Burmese Trademark

School Boy Wearing Thanaka Paste, A Burmese Trademark

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#22 Smoking A Giant Cheroot, Bagan

Smoking A Giant Cheroot, Bagan

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#23 Mother And Child In Morning Rays, Taken In Mrauk U

Mother And Child In Morning Rays, Taken In Mrauk U

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#24 Carrying Firewood, Kalaw

Carrying Firewood, Kalaw

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#25 Monks In Mrauk U

Monks In Mrauk U

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#26 Heading Home, Bagan

Heading Home, Bagan

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#27 Novice Monks Inside A Temple In Bagan

Novice Monks Inside A Temple In Bagan

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#28 Monk Praying To Many Buddhas, Shitthaung Temple, Mrauk U

Monk Praying To Many Buddhas, Shitthaung Temple, Mrauk U

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