Charlie Costello in Bagan

Photos on Canvas

Join photographer and writer Charlie Costello on Thursday, September 18 at Tides Presidio gallery for the opening of the exhibit titled, Burma: a journey within. Tides is a nonprofit organization that works at the heart of today’s most critical issues, supporting grantees and programs that are core to our country’s nonprofit infrastructure and social service delivery.

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Like a Dream

I captured this moment in the morning light near the Schwedagon Pagoda or Golden Temple in Rangoon.  The stillness and motion felt like a dream on this first trip to Burma. This is the cover shot of the book as well.

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Pagoda Forest

Sunrise in December of 2011 was something special.  The locals were clearing and burning brush, creating a slight haze that picked up the light as the hot air balloons floated by slowly, playing hide-and-go-seek with the pagodas..

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Chinloe

This sport rules the streets in Rangoon and other cities and villages around the country.  It is played with a bamboo ball in a circle.

We will surely get to our destiny if we join hands.

- Aung San Suu Kyi

Bikes

Charlie

Photographer and writer, Charlie Costello explores the ordinary, the extraordinary life through the eyes of the bicycle in Burma Bikes: a journey within.

Football

Football

Football or soccer is one of the most popular sports in Burma. But Chinloe, a football like sport rules the streets of cities big and small.

Rusty seat springs in Bagan

Rusty springs

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Flowered skirt

The market in Pyin Oo Lin, otherwise known as Maymyo is full of color including this flowered skirt worn by this local women while shopping.

Preview Burma Bikes

Burma Bikes tells the story of the ordinary and the extraordinary: the people and culture as seen through the eye of the people and their bikes.

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