“Peoples in the Winds of Change” is a stunning feast of photography by Yuzo Uda, one of Japan’s best-known documentary photographers who has been for many years a strong supporter of reform in Myanmar.
This 200-page album is the result of 20 years work—travelling from one end of the country to the other; from the snow-capped peaks of northernmost Kachin State to the fishing trawlers of southernmost Kawthaung to the minefields of the Thai border.
Uda captures the pace of life in Burmese villages, he portrays the sincerity and the serenity of hard-working rural folks, the joy of children, the anxiety on the faces of those living in a conflict zone for so long.
Among his previous works on Myanmar, Uda is the author of “Tozasareta Kuni Biruma” (Burma, the Closed Country), published by Koubunken; and a photo collection titled “Biruma: Gunji Seikenka ni Ikiru Hitobito” (“Burma: People Living Under Military Rule”).
Priced at 6,000 kyat, “Peoples in the Winds of Change” hits Yangon bookstores on February 20. It will be available at: Innwa Bookstore, Sarpaylawka, and TAB Book Centre at the Taw Win Centre.
You can view more of Yuzo Uda’s work on: http://www.uzo.net/