I was walking in Yangon and saw several tables on the side of the road. All of them were stalls. However, most of the stalls were not selling food. They were all sewing stalls. It reminded me of a town in Nepal, where there are old sewing machines on the tables and stalls for sewing. Myanmar, like Nepal, is a country with low labor costs. This is why labor-intensive jobs are located downtown in the country's best cities.
The man in the photo was one of those working on the side of the road using a sewing machine. When I came to the man, he was just in the middle of operating his sewing machine. The pulley of the old sewing machine was spinning vigorously, and the man's eyes were focused on the needlepoint of the sewing machine. I gently point my camera at him. While I look through the viewfinder and place my finger on the shutter, the sewing machine is sewing fabric. The man didn't seem to have time to look at the foreigner standing beside him.
|Sep 2019 MYANMAR PEOPLE
|CHECKERED SHIRT SERIOUS LOOK SEWING MACHINE STALL YANGON
September 3, 2019
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