Acclaimed Photographer Scott Stulberg has recently released a photography table top book – “Passage to Burma”. This is a collection of vivid and often intimate looks into the second largest country in Southeast Asia – a country that the western world often knows little about – especially after it has been “closed” for half a century.
This collection is based upon many trips he made to Burma over more than 10 years. It is a tribute and his love affair with the people and places of this country.
Spiritually Buddhism is the core of the country – it is no surprise then that many of Stulberg’s photographs in this collection are of monks, temples prayer and their daily life. Photographs are also of other important parts of the country including Bagan (contains 2000 carved pagodas from natural rock), Mandalay, Inle Lake (small villages along the shoreline), Mrauk (a town in a remote part of the country known for its architecture and pagodas) and of course the capital city of Yangon.
Stulberg’s photographs have been displayed around the world – in many magazines including the National Geographic and Time and are on permanent display at the United Nations.
This makes a great gift simply based on the quality of photography but especially so for International travelers and anyone who has spent time in or thinking about going to South East Asia. With the borders re-opened in the last few years travel to Burma is no longer a dream. This book certainly can be the opening inspiration for someone planning a trip here.