Monica Denevan’s captivating photographs from Burma are revealed in this months Black and White Photography magazine, with ‘Murma, Burma’ (below) on the front cover.Of her work, Monica says:
My images begin with the friendships and personal connections I make while traveling. I seek out quiet, remote places that have been relatively untouched by industrial development in order to photograph those whose culture and traditional way of life reflect a deep authenticity or bond with the past. I try to focus on the intangible spirit of a place that, for those who live there, represents their daily landscape. Within this setting, the confident, self- possessed courage of the individual reveals itself. Although the people I photograph make up the content of my images, I hope to transcend the depiction of individual lives, by acknowledging their participation in a grander existence; a world of extraordinary resonance and harmony, humming within lives most ordinary.