EuropeStoryThe Monks of Myanmar by Iñigo Bravo

Myanmar is a religious country with more than 85% of the population practice buddhism. It’s common for children spend period of time as a monk in a temple and at the end decide to come back with parents or follow holy religion.
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This collection shows buddhism daily life, praying, collecting offerings, practice meditation and keep calm in the colourful and fascinating Myanmar.

Myanmar is a religious country with more than 85% of the population practice buddhism. It’s common for children spend period of time as a monk in a temple and at the end decide to come back with parents or follow holy religion. Most of poor families send their sons to get free education and learn life values. There are innumerable sacred places for buddhism, from vast landscapes full of pagodas to the golden rock precariously perched on the top of a mountain. These locations are pilgrimage spots to monks and devots.

The chromatic tones, offered by monks with their red robes and shaved heads praying in temples covered by golden leaves, are visually astonishing.The most wonderful thing is to feel the peaceful that they transmit and how they evoke serenity and spirituality.

About Iñigo Bravo 

Iñigo Bravo Saez (born 1982 in San Sebastián) is a Basque amateur photographer. He has traveled to more than 35 countries capturing moments of life, portraits of people and the beauty of environment. As an adventure traveler, Iñigo has lived with basotho shepherds in Lesotho, ridden a motorbike from north to south in Vietnam, explored the wilderness by huskies in Lapland and hiked around ethnic minority villages in Laos.

His passion in photograph ancient traditions, remotes cultures and human communities drawn him to documentary projects using environmental portraits as the main axis of them. Interested in tell remarkable stories that can awaken interest of people leads him to engage with local communities. He has recently become awarded (FIAP Honorable Mention) and finalist in different national and international contests.

The Monks of Myanmar | Iñigo Bravo

The Monks of Myanmar | Iñigo Bravo

The Monks of Myanmar | Iñigo Bravo

The Monks of Myanmar | Iñigo Bravo

The Monks of Myanmar | Iñigo Bravo

The Monks of Myanmar | Iñigo Bravo

The Monks of Myanmar | Iñigo Bravo

The Monks of Myanmar | Iñigo Bravo

The Monks of Myanmar | Iñigo Bravo

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