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Several motorcycles were parked on the side of the road. A young man was perched on top of one of them. It seemed that he was a motorcycle cab driver waiting for customers. However, customers were not pouring into the taxi, and he seemed to have no time to spare. The young man, who was leisurely waiting for customers to arrive, did not speak to me when I approached him. He must have known that I was not a customer. When I pointed my camera at him, he quietly returned my gaze.

Bago had been called Pegu through the British colonial period until 1991. The military government of the time changed the name to Bago. What is the purpose of a powerful person changing the name of a town? Did they want to make the fact that they ruled this place widely known? It reminded me somewhat of Oda Nobunaga, who renamed Iguchi to Gifu. In any case, only the common people would be confused by such an act, and those in power would be happy to show off their power.

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Aug 2019 MYANMAR PEOPLE

PHOTO DATA

No

11133

Shooting Date

Sep 2018

Posted On

August 7, 2019

Modified On

November 14, 2023

Place

Bago, Myanmar

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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