Rural Life by Ryszard Wierzbicki

How does a regular rural life in Myanmar like? To see the real faces of local culture the travel photographer should unite with local people, spend some time with them, be open for listening, share … and observe. There is no chance to be accepted and permitted to take a stunning picture when passing by only and “take”… Usually there is no need to give money in exchange. Just talk and share your time with people. Do not be stingy of your precious time. People you meet on your way are giving it for you with no claim of any exchange … So, be compassionate and give them your story also. This is fair enough to give your time to them for the picture you intend to take.

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Nikon D5000 | Exposure 1/60 sec @ f/4 | ISO 400 | Focal Length 55mm

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Award Date
September 3, 2022



Value 12
Clarity 13
Composition 17
Style 12
Skill 12

Award Category
Documentary Photography

Photograph Location
Sittwe Area, Kaladan River, Myanmar

Born in 1963, Ryszard Wierzbicki is a graduate of University of Gdańsk in Poland, and completed his master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education in 1992. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, where he served the positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist, and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches including child care, dentistry, orthodontics, and IT. Apart from his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted as an instructor level in PADI. After emigrating to UK in 2006, he began his real travel and photography experience. He loves to explore South-East Asia, where he volunteers occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans ( He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( in 2010. Changed to an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, and knapsack, Ryszard have been managing freely the passion of photography, traveling, and scuba diving. He is now self-employed as marketing advisor and tour organizer, happily divorced, and has no kids.

Current Location
Swindon, United Kingdom




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