Ahead of the annual Thadingyut Festival, colorful local and Chinese made lanterns line Mandalay’s streets, including some new election-themed additions.
The works of master watercolorist Mya Thaung, on view at Rangoon’s Lokanat Gallery, offer a brief but enchanting view of Burma’s cityscapes and rural pastures.
As a general election nears on Nov. 8, The Irrawaddy looks back on this photo series documenting the historic by-election that brought Suu Kyi and the NLD to Parliament.
The multi-ethnic residents of Naung Kan leprosy colony, run by Catholic nuns in eastern Shan State, share a determination to fend for themselves.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s whirlwind Kachin State tour showcases her immense popularity as thousands of admirers turn out to get a glimpse of the opposition leader.
The old military camp of the Mong Tai Army is now a museum celebrating the life of its commander, a former kingpin in the global heroin trade.
Amid the hilltops in northern Thailand, the steep green slopes of Doi Mae Salong are covered with tea, paddy and sprawling corn plantations.
A Rubenesque ode to full-figured nudes and state-run newspapers is on offer in Rangoon with the opening of artist Sandar Khaing’s exhibition “The Naked Truth.”
The Irrawaddy looks back at a series of archival images from the 88 Memorial Hall, marking the 27th anniversary of the Sept. 18 coup in 1988.
The cantonment near Shwedagon Pagoda remains largely off limits to the public, with a small contingent of soldiers still on duty to discourage the curious.
The exhibition features over fifty works, of acrylic and water color paintings, spanning more than thirty productive years on the Burmese art scene.
Hundreds of newly displaced families in this small village in Chin State wait for relief in temporary shelters after landslides wipe away homes and belongings.
Photographer Sai Zaw visits Burma’s flood-ravaged Chin State, documenting the depth of the damage and the lives of locals struggling to restore normalcy.
Changing weather patterns have impacted crop yields and habitual farming practices around Inle Lake. But locals are learning to adapt.
The Salween River looks peaceful passing through karst-studded Kayin State, but its beauty belies the turbulence at the heart of a little-known story.
The incense is lit and worshippers are beginning to arrive to Taung Pyone, a small village north of Mandalay that hosts Burma’s largest annual nat festival.
The first solo exhibition of by Burmese artist Htoo Aung Kyaw reflects the influence of a childhood spent amongst the temples of Bagan.
At a struggling, century-old private hospital, people living with leprosy find support and friendship. But staff say the government needs to do more.
About 140 families from the Irrawaddy Delta’s Phaya Ni village have been taking refuge at a makeshift displacement camp after their entire village was inundated.
The real work of recovery is just beginning in inundated Kale, a township in the far northwest of Sagaing Division.