’Girl with brooms.’
On a Burmese road north of Taungoo, this girl is surprised and somewhat shy when she is photographed. She has a bundle of brooms on her head, to be sold at the market where she is heading. Her cheeks are enlivened by thanaka, a yellow paste made of pulverized tree-bark, used by many Burmese women and some men as well as a combination of sun block and make-up. Photo Mick Palarczyk.