The New Burma by Ed Giles

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Getty photographer Ed Giles decided to highlight and reveal what he called the “New Burma”. It is a serie of amazing photographs that captures the essence of this exotic place… the way it is really today.

Burma by Ed Giles

Photograph: Ed Giles/Getty Images

Ed Giles is an award-winning Australian photojournalist based in Cairo, Egypt. Ed works with photography, video and multimedia production methods to explore in depth, human stories.

Burma by Ed Giles

Photograph: Ed Giles/Getty Images

Ed’s photographic and multimedia work has been widely recognised as aesthetically compelling and groundbreaking in format. In 2011, Ed was awarded a Walkley Award for Online Journalism, Australian’s highest honour in the trade, for work with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Online Investigations Unit. Ed has also received the Australian Council of Deans of Education Award for Emerging Journalists in 2011, and a United Nations Media Peace Prize for Online Reporting in 2010.

Burma city by Ed Giles

Photograph: Ed Giles/Getty Images

Ed has worked in Iran, Israel/Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Greenland, Burma, Nepal, the Caribbean Islands and French Polynesia, among other corners of the world. His work has been published and distributed widely, including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Telegraph (UK), The Sydney Morning Herald, The Independent (UK), Getty Images, Reuters Editor’s Choice, ABC 7.30 Report, ABC Lateline, ABC News 24 and ABC News Online, The Age, The Herald Sun and The Jakarta Post.

Burma city center by Ed Giles

Photograph: Ed Giles/Getty Images

To see more about it, check this article from the Guardian about it:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2012/aug/24/ed-giles-burma-in-pictures

You can also visit the photographer website who considers himself as a visual journalist:
http://edgiles.com

The world deserves to be discovered… I mean really!
LA

 

Info sourced at The Guardian website, Gettyimages and the photographer website. All images are copyrighted with no reproduction rights available. 

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