Monthly Archives: September 2015

28 Sep 2015

Fishermen of Inle

At 2900 feet elevation in the Shan Hills of Burma 150 miles southeast of Mandalay lies Inle Lake, and on its shores live the Intha people. The lake is shallow, and the Intha rely on that shallowness for both tomatoes and fish, the sources of their livelihood. They grow tomatoes on floating islands built from the muck and vegetation raked from the lake bottom, and they catch fish using a unique and photogenic combination of net, boat, and posture. During […]