The Uncertain Future of the Conical Fishermen

Inle, Lake, Myanmar


I spent a month backpacking through Myanmar this past March and visited Inle lake, like most people, to witness the beautifully preserved culture. The plan was to set out and document a day in the life of a conical fisherman. After three days on the lake I was having an extremely hard time finding any real conical fishermen (there are conical fishermen who pose for the tourists) and once I left the lake it became clear to me that the story should be about the health of the lake and how it was effecting this fishing tradition.

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