To coincide with the 75th anniversary of the publication of George Orwell's famous first novel, Burmese Days, award-winning photojournalist Julio Etchart went to follow the original location in the remote town of Katha, in present day Myanmar. In the 1920s Orwell spent five years as a police officer in the Indian Imperial Police Force in Burma,
then a province of British India. This experience inspired him to write the book, one of the greatest denunciations of imperialism ever created.
I grew up in Uruguay and later settled in the UK where I studied Documentary Photography at Newport Art College. I have since travelled round the world for the international media and have also worked as still photographer, consultant and researcher for film and TV companies. I regularly take commissions from recording labels, PR and touring agencies, promoters and magazines to cover musical events, festivals, dance and theatre. I have produced audiovisual material and touring displays for Non Governmental Organizations like War on Want, Save The Children, OXFAM, Christian Aid, CAFOD, VSO, UNICEF, the British Council and the European Union. I am now distributing my colour photographs online through Still Pictures and my black and white material through Panos Pictures in the UK.
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