Bronze 2018 Events / Other

Meanwhile Back In Myanmar: Monks Shaving Ceremony

  • Prize
    Bronze in Events/Other
  • Photographer
    Kathleen Gerber
  • Photo Date
    November 2017

A monk’s initiation ceremony is followed by the shaving of the boys or men’s head. This man’s son and daughters were initiated on this day so the he was preparing to go on a retreat to the monastery for a couple of weeks. Brute strength and many trips are how most of the trucks are unloaded in this country. This image is shot with an infrared camera which allows different ways to use “invisible light” to create an image. Yangon, Myanmar

I have always appreciated photography and began my own journey years ago refining my eye for seeing, respecting, and capturing the beauty around me. I have found myself drawn to photo essays since still photography is a powerful way to translate conditions and experiences between different cultures. I am motivated and dedicated to using my skills as a photographer to tell powerful and meaningful stories that evokes an understanding and/or action.