Myanmar Railways

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Myanmar Railways is a lifeline. It is a tattered and frayed thread dangling across five thousand kilometres of terrain. Where roads have since been washed away, the train track precariously continues. Tying a colonial past of occupation and forced labour to the present and ongoing reforms of military rule, it remains the only salient connection many communities have with each other and with Yangon. The following series considers how these trains have become destinations in their own right, places to see and be seen. It involves looking into the faces of passing commuters and seeing a country in motion. Challenging nostalgia for the idealised era of the railway, the images document daily life in Myanmar.

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