February 23, 2013

Ferry, Myanmar

Photograph by Clementine Crey, Your Shot

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This photo was taken on the ferry that goes to Mrauk U, a small village in eastern Myanmar (Burma). Using a slow boat is the only way to reach the ancient Burmese capital. This man is the cook on board. On the way back, I saw him making the same dish, with the same ingredients, again. I wondered how many times he’d done it before …

(This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.)

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? I love photographs that give me the opportunity to put visual clues together to get a sense of a culture. The overhead angle allows me to really see what this man’s work is about, including the ingredients he’s working with. And the composition of the round bowls is also appealing. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor


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7 comments
Tatyana Akindinova
Tatyana Akindinova

срез жизни.И формы и предметы и сам повар очень гармоничны на этом пароме.Фото без прикрас.


James Hull
James Hull

Sorry to see that the soup in the pot looks like the river water, except for whatever is floating on top.  Would like to have known what the complete recipe ingredients were.

Once again
Once again

The thing i like here is the great clarity of the things in the image and the sharp dimensions of every single object in it.

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

A look into the life of another, in another culture...requires, maybe,  a bit of openness to difference.  Reflected here for me is a simplicity that may be unfamiliar for those of us whose culture is so very, very different. With the world "situation" among so many people, there surely is a gratefulness for the very presence of food, as fell as a thankfulness for work cooking on a boat to provide not only food, but hopefully money for the other demands of life!  The image is a reminder and the caption helps understand the image!

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