A song of ice and fish
This time last year, I made a couple of visits to Nyaung Tan jetty, a small but thriving fishing port on Pazundaung Creek, near where I live in Yangon. Huge amounts of fish pass through here every day. Work seems to be divided along gender lines – women sort fish into coloured plastic baskets, while men feed huge blocks of ice into crushing machines.
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I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who responded to my last post. Your support means a lot to me. I hope to be posting more regularly again from now on, and may even have some more recent pictures to share before too long.
12 Responses to “A song of ice and fish”
Your pictures are always fascinating and I tend to linger a bit longer on them than others. It’s like a good story, it just hooks you in.
Thank you, that’s good to hear. That story-telling aspect is something I’m always trying to improve on in my pictures.
Wonderful photos – you captured the feel of the place. I can’t imagine what it would be like to do that work. We are so lucky.
Thanks, Alison, I certainly hope the pictures give people a feel of the place.
Vibrant colors and movements in your images, as usual.
Thanks, Cornelia. Those brightly coloured baskets were a real gift for a photographer.
Great to see you’re posting again. Super photos. Regards, Ian
Thank you, Doctor!
These photos are inviting to “walk in” and to wander around looking and smelling this huge fish world.
Thank you. The smell there is pretty intense, as you can imagine.
Interesting! I’ve certainly never seen anything like this. In the second to last photo, is that the crushed ice coming out of the tube and going into some kind of a hold, where the fish are kept before being sorted? I love the photo just above that one – with the very pretty woman surrounded by all the baskets. And the angle of the one above that, is great. Thanks for posting!
Yes, it’s a really interesting place to visit. And yes, that’s the crushed ice going into the hold of a ship, I think so that they can keep the next catch fresh.