Generations

I’m trying to do pictures that tell a story. But sometimes, the message is not obvious enough, so I’ll explain this one.
Burma is pretty much a rural country, its economy is mainly agriculture. It’s been torn for over 50 years of mismanagement and civil war.
But things are changing fast – the lady’s out, there’s a new “civilian” (…) government, the country is slowly opening up, western powers are pushing to get in.
Western influence starts to show up in remote areas, kids dress up differently and things like this, and to me this image represents the generation gap between rural farmers and their kids who most probably are going to live in a more westernized form of society and culture.
Whether that’s a good thing or not is anyone call, but I saw there are two worlds colliding in this image, and that’s why I shot it.
They say if you have to explain a joke, then it was a better idea to not crack it in the first place, but here you go:)

February 22, 2012 - 16:08

navin harish - Kids belong to schools, not farms. It is painful truth in so map parts of the world that so many kids can’t go to schools

February 26, 2012 - 12:18

george - It’s understandable that we want to preserve traditional ways of life – the question one has to ask is “would I swap places”?

Looking forward to seeing more pics….

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