Ruben Rekker was born in The Netherlands but moved to Australia at age 26. He is passionate about photography, the world, the excavation of untold stories and the creation of positive change.
Hanchank Nyi Chin
By Ruben Rekker
Hanchank Nyi Chin, or “ဟန်ချက်ညီခြင်း”, is Burmese for “balance” or “equilibrium”. Local fishermen in Inle Lake, Mynamar, are known for practicing a distinctive style of fishing. They balance at the stern on one leg while wrapping the other leg around the oar. This helps them see through the dense reeds and floating plants. They mostly fish for a local carp, called nga hpein, which has been a staple of the local diet and has also been historically most abundant. Today this carp is seriously threatened.
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