Book Review: Burmese Light

As Burma or Mayanmar is the best next destination for landscape photography, more and more people will be looking for a book that portrays the landscape of this country. David Hay has reviewed this book for us, but, is he recommending it?

Burma, or more correctly Myanmar, has been much in the news lately. The freeing of Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest started a process of re-integration with the wider community which has led to a sudden increase in the number of people wanting to visit this special country. When a friend of mine visited recently she was moved from the dining room of her hotel to make way for Angela Merkel and her entourage. Everyone, it seems, wants to visit Myanmar these days.

Photographers wanting to find out what is in store for them would be well served to look at this new book. Published in May 2013, it provides an up-to-date view of the photographic possibilities for visitors to this fascinating country.


The book is laid out in 15 chapters which interleave photographs of geographic areas with photo essays on cultural details, such as...

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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