Bethanie Mitchell

Documentary Photographer
     
ANTARA
Location: Seattle,Washington
Nationality: American
Biography: Bethanie Mitchell is an independent documentary photographer, author, journalist, and artist, as well as an educator currently based in Seattle, Washington.  She is interested in the aftermath of conflict and human resilience—she works... read on
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ANTARA
Credits: bethanie mitchell
Updated: 07/02/20
Antara is a visual monograph that tells the story of my half Burmese son's Buddhist initiation ceremony for novice monks in his father's village, which is located in a remote destination in the far north of Myanmar. Through my son Yarrow, the Buddhist ceremony of Shinbyu is detailed, but with a unique twist; Yarrow has grown up living between two very different worlds, that of America and that of Myanmar. Together, mother and son explore how this dynamic has shaped his outlook on his young life so far.

Antara is an exploration that deals with the intersection of countries, culture, and family. It is a celebration of lineage and tradition, while also embracing the art of one’s individuality and diversity.  

•This gallery displays, but a few of the images in my book. 

The 7 X 7 (18 X 18 cm) monograph can be purchased at the link below:
 
Author & Illustrator: Bethanie Mitchell
ISBN: 978-0578719238
Published 2020
Published by BM of Naga publications.
Hardcover, Linen
Pages 126

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