Tag Archives: myanmar

DANCING WITH THE SHAN STATE ARMY

30 Mar

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(all images © samjamphoto)

In early February, thousands of people flocked to the isolated mountain headquarters of one of Burma’s largest armed ethnic groups to celebrate Shan National Day. Days were marked with military drills and parades. At night, the rebel army’s rock and roll band took to the stage for raucous booze-fuelled concerts. Stories on the event appeared in Vice, Al Jazeera, and the Southeast Asia Globe. You can catch a glimpse of the action here.

“PARTYING WITH ONE OF BURMA’S LARGEST REBEL ARMIES”
Vice
March 7, 2014
WEB

“MYANMAR’S LONG ROAD TO PEACE”
Al Jazeera
March 2, 2014
WEB

“PARTYING FOR PANGLONG”
Southeast Asia Globe
March 2014
WEB

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WAITING FOR THE FLOOD

18 Jun

Over the past year, ethnic clashes have displaced hundreds of thousands of people in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Now, with the onset of the monsoon season, the inhabitants of the area’s IDP camps are waiting helplessly for the impending flood…

The below photos below were taken during a recent visit. Stories about the conflict and the mounting humanitarian disaster in the region appeared in both the Toronto Star and the Southeast Asia Globe.

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A FLOOD OF HATE
Toronto Star
May 18, 2013
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“WE ARE THE MIDDLE EAST”
Southeast Asia Globe
June 2013
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(also see: Box1Box2Box3)

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RECENT WORK

15 May

Women’s kickboxing, wildlife rescue, acid violence, an insurgent guide, Burmese prisons, and the death of a Khmer Rouge leader. Some recent work from the Toronto Star, Errant, the Southeast Asia Globe, and Australia’s The Monthly:

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WHERE WOMEN ARE HEAVY HITTERS
Toronto Star
February 9, 2013
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HEALING BURNS
Southeast Asia Globe
March 2013
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THE ENDLESS TRIAL
Toronto Star
March 30, 2013
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RARE MEAT
The Monthly
April 2013
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FROM PRISON TO PARLIAMENT
Southeast Asia Globe
May 2013
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BURMESE IMPRESSIONS
Errant
May 6, 2013
WEB