Philip Arneill is a long-term Tokyo-based educator and photographer, now living in Dublin. He is interested in the empowerment of instant publishing, editing and feedback that mobile technology and social media sites such as Instagram offer,...
Much has been written about Burma, that is far more eloquent than anything I could pen here. I read the incredible Finding George Orwell in Burma by Emma Larkin, and it instantly inspired me to visit at a time when the political situation in the country was finally changing dramatically from the depressing status quo which had existed for many years. I found a fascinating country, largely untouched by tourism, and somewhere that (at least in my own mind) I imagined reflected other countries in the region like Thailand around 30 or so years ago, before mass tourism had hit. You could undoubtedly feel the scars of the past, and the nervousness about the future for sure, but the Burma I visited was undoubtedly a place in irreversible transition.