|Dimensions||280mm x 225mm|
JENS UWE PARKITNY’s lenses draw us up close to the women from the tribal groups who dwell mostly in the Chin and Rakhine states in Myanmar. His collection of intimate photographs unveils not only the variety of delicate tattoo patterns, but, more importantly, the innate strength and courage of these women who sat in pain, enduring the needlework. Jens’ ability to capture on film the essence and soul of each woman is remarkable, and with tattoos being a fast-vanishing tradition among the Chin, this documentation is a timely celebration of the beauty and dignity of these women.
Author: Jens Uwe Parkitny