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Bagan

Burma

In 2005, Burma was on the cusp on Genocide. The country was just opening up to tourism, but it took a lot of attention to travel in a way that did not directly support the oppressive government. We visited the ancient temples sprawled across the plains in Bagan and were left in awe of the structures. This series of portraits are of women found on the streets, in between temples and tucked inside shrine rooms. They are shy in an environment steeped in fear.

Painting of Bagan, Burma by Lee Lee
Painting of Bagan, Burma by Lee Lee
Painting of Bagan, Burma by Lee Lee
Painting of Bagan, Burma by Lee Lee
Lee Lee | Women of Bagan | Burma 2005
Mixed media, including oil, pencil. oil pastel and pen on paper
12″ x 15″ | 2006 | In the collection of Kate Culligan & Josh Comfort, Denver