About the Book
Inle Lake – Ingenious Lives goes beyond and behind the visual feast of the stunning scenery there. It depicts the symbiosis, synergy, and sharing of the fishing and farming communities, who live, work, study, and pray together. Their standard work techniques are readily seen because they are conspicuous and easily found. However, their ingenuity is rarely seen because it is inconspicuous, and requires careful search and considerable time.
Features & Details
Ju Shen Lee takes photographs that comprehensively capture the vigour and vitality of daily life in exotic locations. She also weaves these photographs into beautiful tapestries that combine creative composition, compelling content, and cultural context. Ju Shen’s photography captures the synergy and symbiosis of nature, life, culture, and religion. It is a visual, cultural, and historical bridge that connects different people in different worlds across different times. During recent photo-expeditions to Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, Ju Shen combined her detailed research, local relationships, patience, and perseverance to photograph both the readily seen and rarely seen daily life there. From amongst 50 Asian and European countries, Ju Shen won the Asia-Europe Foundation’s prestigious Asia Jury Prize in 2016. She published two books on Luang Prabang (Laos): Life & Prayer in 2018 and The Monks in 2019. Her next book, on Inle Lake (Myanmar), will be published in 2020.