Padaung Women - Photography by Hugo Santarem

Hugo Santarem is a super talented brazilian photographer with an incredible portfolio. We’ve featured him here on the blog in the past and we will keep featuring his work because it’s simply beautiful. For this post I’d love to share some photos from his collection called Myanmar - Padaung Women. Hugo added more information behind the work as well.

Their names are Mu Lone, Mu Mai, My Htan, Mu Li, Mu Mwel, Mu Ywe and they had never ever removed their neck rings for at least the last 50 years. They are part of the dying culture of Padaung People, and this culture is almost over because the Young women are not using the rings anymore…


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