Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by sarah baker

This is a portrait of a grandmother from a Chin Village near Mrauk U. This women showed me around her village and told me the story of her tattoo that she received when she was a teenager, once a right of passage. Eventually these tattoos were banned in the state and the grandmothers are the only ones left with these intricate designs on their faces. I stayed at the village till almost sunset, villagers began to burn fires to keep warm as the night air was quite cold as I was leaving I asked if I could take her portrait just as the sun was shining below and caught the smoke from the fires.

Location: Chin Village, near Mrauk U, Myanmar


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