First we like to wish you a “World Happy Bloggers Day”.
Theme: The Roles of Bloggers
Initiated by Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc.
A photography brings you joy and life, like wise Documentary photography sometimes bring awareness among humans. The World has seen many ritual from mayans to modern people who follow and they do exist. Some Rituals or Cultural are so much pain for the humans especially for women – like Karen people.
For my Sister project, we are surfed deep into Wikipedia and this got our attention. We thought to make a photography inspiration in our blog and this is what we got it. thanks to Jake Verzosa.
About karen people & their Neck Ring:
Neck rings are formed with one or more spiral metal coils of many turns worn as an ornament around the neck of an individual. In a few African and Asian cultures neck rings are worn usually to create the appearance that the neck has been stretched. Padaung (Kayan Lahwi) women of the Kayan people begin to wear neck coils from as young as age two. The length of the coil is gradually increased to as much as twenty turns. The weight of the coils will eventually place sufficient pressure on the shoulder blade to cause it to deform and create an impression of a longer neck.
The Karen or Kayin people refer to a number of Sino-Tibetan language speaking ethnic groups which reside primarily in southern and southeastern Burma (Myanmar). The Karen make up approximately 7 percent of the total Burmese population of approximately 50 million people. A large number of Karen also reside in Thailand, mostly on the Thai–Burmese border.
Karen People Portraits
Few notes about the photographer:
Jake Verzosa (b. 1979, Philippines) is a freelance photographer based in Manila. His works have been exhibited in Manila, Tokyo, Singapore and Paris. His work as a successful fashion and commercial photographer has given him a chance to expand his craft and has taken him to outside destinations around the region. He has traveled extensively around Southeast Asia and considers his documentaries and portraits as his personal works.
Hope you inspired or got information on Karen people. Hope the children and women are saved for the next generation.