Photo Essay

Photo Essay : People Of The River
© Zarni Phyo(

     The story focuses on the life of those depending on the Yangon River in different ways by highlighting their daily life how they struggle their lives and how they make their living along the Yangon River.

     My story highlights the way they struggle for their living. Some dive and search for the buried things scattering in the Yangon River. Sometimes they are hired to find the lost properties in the river and if not hired they just dive, search for the buried thing to sell. Some earn their living by fishing and some working as ferry men. You can see the colorful lives of those relying on the Yangon River.

A diver attempts to salvage a container ship from the floor of river Bago, February 26, 2014.

A wreck which was salvaged from Yangon river lies near Dala harbor, March 3, 2014.

Workers board between shore and the boat temporarily for the stevedores to carry the goods from the ship in Dala township, March 20, 2014.

An artificial respiration instrument which is the most important accessory for the divers, February 26, 2014.

A ship building place of governmental shipyard of Dala harbor near Yangon river, March 11, 2014.

A hull-dealing place which is located near Tontay Canal of Yangon River, March 5, 2014.

A workshop where repairs boats/launches and fishing boats near Tontay canal, Yangon river, March 5, 2014.

A ferry which is going from Yangon to Dala, March, 5, 2014.

Odd job men from construction materials trading shops around Dala township make ready for their dinner, March 21, 2014.

Labors and their families who stay around the construction material shops enjoy their restful night after whole day working, February 26, 2014.

A boat sinks in Bago river, February 26, 2014.

Leader of the diver group attempts to save the boat from sinking in Bago river, February 26, 2014.

Passengers wait for the ferry to go to Yangon from Dala in rushing hour, February 25, 2014.

Passengers wait for the ferry to go to Yangon from Dala in rushing hour, February 25, 2014.

Two men walks as morning exercise on Yangon jetty near Yangon river, February 25, 2014.