GQ (Aus) 2018
ONE FALLEN ANGEL AND A SKY FULL OF LIARS
On the price for human blood in the apartheid state of Rakhine, where over 700,000 Rohingya have fled a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing — but 100,000+ remain interned.
Inside life at a logging camp in the remote Bago-Yoma ranges. Meet the oozies, men who work with elephants to haul teak and hardwood logs in from the increasingly barren hills.
A shorter version of this was originally published in Mandarin as 'Meet the Oozies' by
Nat Geo Traveler China, alongside photographs
by Ruben Salgado Escudero.
Originally published as 'Punks & Pagodas' under the Rebel Music domain that MTV apparently neglected to renew.
This feature accompanied the excellent documentary 'Rebel Music', about Yangon's punk and hip hop scenes at a time of sweeping change, ahead of the 2015 election.