Pyin Gi Village, Tanintharyi, Myanmar. A woman carries recently purchased fish on her head at the morning fish market at Pyin Gi.
Nga Pe Tap Vilage, Tanintharyi, Myanmar. A local villager scavenges a piece of wood from what was once rich and diverse coastal Mangrove.
Nga Pe Tap Vilage, Tanintharyi, Myanmar. The sun sets on the Andaman sea at kilometer Zero of the Dawei Special Economic Zone) The area will become the largest deep sea port and petrochemical facility in Southeast Asia.
The hill areas northeast of the Dawei Special Economic Zone set to be flooded by a dam in order to meet the massive water needs of the industrial project.
Members of Kalonethar Village work together to construct a new home in the area despite orders to vacate as the area will be flooded by dam construction.
Abbot U Panya Muntha has stepped out of the normal constraints of acting as a monk to lead a political resistance to the proposed relocation of his Kalonethar Village.
Win Tin, a fisherman from Cha Kan village in front of one of the boats his village used to catch fish. The boat has been destroyed as the government has forbidden villagers from fishing in the area.
Kyaw Swar Win inspects what was once land used to grow rice in the Mayingyi region.The soil in the area has been destroyed by mining to support the Dawei Special Economic Zone.
Ma Aye Cho wand her son Ko Hla Thein live in a temporary shelter where their village of Cha Kan once stood. The village was knocked down to make way for the Dawei Special Economic Zone.
A woman from the Kami Village on the Kamoethwey River heads into the forest in the early morning to harvest betel nut fruit.
Eight year old Chit Thu is one of only six children left from the fishing village of Cha Khan in Southern Myanmar. Other villagers were forced out to make way for the Dawei Special Economic Zone.
Children play in rural Kalonethar Village. The Village is due to be flooded by the construction of a large dam to provide water for the Dawei Special Economic Zone.
A villager collects hot water from a natural hotspring in the Kalonethar Village, due to be flooded by the construction of a large dam to provide water for the Dawei Special Economic Zone.
Equipment from the Thai owned Italian-Thai Development Company excavate and haul away earth for use in road construction for the Dawei Special Economic Zone..
A relocation village constructed to house the displaced villagers from around the Dawei Special Economic Zone. The village remains empty as villagers refuse to relocate.
Thai workers from the Italian-Thai Development Company inside the Dawei Special Economic Zone.
Remaining members of the Cha Khan Village sort fish. Of the original one hundred villagers, seventy have left the area in search of work, most to factories in Thailand.
Members of the Nga Pe Tap Vilage discovered a road being built directly through the middle of their village and cutting them off from the beach only when excavators arrived and started knocking down their cashew trees.