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Burmese girl with a face painted with Thanaka in a market in downtown Yangon, Myanmar. - Kira Horvath Photography

Time has passed but my memories are as strong as ever from my time traveling in Myanmar. All the wonderful, colorful smiles, among old weather-stained buildings and brightly painted walls. Construction workers flirting and joking in the early morning light and two small children cuddled up next to each other as their parents sell fresh fish in the streets. Crossing the Yangon River to the Dala township and feeling like these small wards were from another time as a mother used a bucket of water to bathe her baby boy and another used her hands to feed rice to several hungry mouths. Sometimes I like to take a break from my travel photography and then revisit them. It gives me time to digest and reflect on all of the crisscrossing of colors and faces and experiences. Sometimes I need to catch my breath, to try to make sense of it all in my mind before trying to verbalize, to others, what it is truly like. I always feel like I fail, I hope my photos help.

Old, weather-stained buildings of downtown Yangon, Myanmar. - Kira Horvath PhotographyTwo children cuddle up next to each other as their parents sell fresh fish at a street market in downtown Yangon, Myanmar. - Kira Horvath PhotographyTwo man shave sugar cane before selling itA boy is washed by his mother in front of their modest home in the Dala township of Myanmar. Despite its close proximity to Yangon the township is largely rural and undeveloped. - Kira Horvath PhotorgaphyStreet and travel photography from Yangon, Myanmar. - Kira Horvath PhotographyA boy on a bike delivers freshly killed chickens to a street market in Yangon, Myanmar. - Kira Horvath PhotographyA group of women sit outside their home in the Dala township located on the southern side of the Yangon River. - Kira Horvath PhotographyPortrait of an old man in MyanmarA Rigshaw driver waits for another fare down by the Yangon River in Yangon, Myanmar. - Kira Horvath PhotographyOld, weather-stained buildings of downtown Yangon, Myanmar. - Kira Horvath PhotographyA woman waits for the train to depart in Yangon, Myanmar. - Kira Horvath PhotographyA Burmese young man cooks rice paper on the streets of Yangon, Myanmar. - Kira Horvath PhotographyPoverty is rampant in the 23 wards that make up the Dala Township despite its close proximity to Yangon, Myanmar. - Kira Horvath PhotographyYoung Burmese construction workers in downtown Yangon, Myanmar. - Kira Horvath PhotographyA boy stands in the doorway of his wooden home in the Dala township of Myanmar. Despite its close proximity to Yangon the township is largely rural and undeveloped. - Kira Horvath PhotographyOld, weather-stained and colorful buildings of downtown Yangon, Myanmar. - Kira Horvath Photography