Photographer's Note

For now the last one of Akkha villages and a strange and sad story.
Another day, another village.
After buying our lunch and some gifts for the locals at Kyaing Tong market we started with a motorbike for about one hour. After walking for about one more hour we reached the first village where we were told that a man,only 50 years old died last night in the next village.They offered us tea and again riceschnaps, Maybe 50% alcohol! At 10 am!
We went to the next village and has been invited to the house of the deceased man.
It was dark because of the dark wood and the nearly closed shutters.The dead body was lieing on the floor, wrapped in woolen blanked, nearby his wife and son.
There has been some more people, mainly women talking to the widow and here son. But in one corner there were sitting some young men playing cards and drinking beer.
Every few minutes some people came in and gave the widow 1000 or 2000 Kyat notes or a small bag with rice. 1000 Kyat was then about 1 Euro.Of course I gave a donation too.
My guide told me that I can take photos but I did not.
I did not feel comfortable and told my guide that I want to leave.
It was getting a bit more loud and my guide told me:
they are discussing about unwrapping him for me to photograph him, because the have no photo of him. Now I felt very uncomfortable.I was shocked and very released when the son negated.
I`ll never forgot this situation.
About this women.
She is in the kitchen at the ground floor of this house. I think she is pounding roasted chilies.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ronny Burger (burmaman) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 0 N: 236] (902)
  • Genre: Persone
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2015-00-00
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2020-11-09 3:11
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