Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden

Fishermen of Inle Lake

  • Fishermen of Inle Lake - Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden
    The fishermen of Inle Lake are known for their distinctive rowing style which involves them standing on the stern of the boat and paddling with their other foot wrapped around the oar.
  • Fishermen of Inle Lake - Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden
    Most fishermen wake up at 5am to hit the lake before sunrise. This is to avoid the hit, and to have collected fresh fish to bring to the market during the day.
  • Fishermen of Inle Lake - Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden
    Every morning before sunrise Shwe Yin Than, goes out to the lake to cast the net and fish.
  • Fishermen of Inle Lake - Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden
    Extra shirt, box of cigarillos and a watch is all that is taken every day. Plus a headlamp for when it is dark in the morning.
  • Fishermen of Inle Lake - Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden
  • Fishermen of Inle Lake - Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden
    After casting the net, the fishermen will use a large rod to strike the water. This will cause the fish to scatter towards the net and hopefully get caught.
  • Fishermen of Inle Lake - Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden
    Fresh carp fish that Shwe Yin Than has caught in the morning. These fish will be taken to the market in sold the same day. Shwe will get between 2-3000 Kyat per kilo. (1.5 - 2 Euro)
  • Fishermen of Inle Lake - Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden
  • Fishermen of Inle Lake - Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden
  • Fishermen of Inle Lake - Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden
    The smaller fish caught in the net are separated by his wife (Daw La Yin), which they will later dry and sell at the market.
  • Fishermen of Inle Lake - Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden
  • Fishermen of Inle Lake - Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden
    Shwe Yin Than, 29 began fishing eighteen years ago when his mother passed away. He learned from his father, who was also a fisherman at the time.
  • Fishermen of Inle Lake - Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden
  • Fishermen of Inle Lake - Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden
    Shwe Yin Than and his older brother.
  • Fishermen of Inle Lake - Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden
    U Thin Shwe (Shwe Yin Than's father). Who lives in the house down the stream. He is 52 years old and used to be a fisherman as well.
  • Fishermen of Inle Lake - Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden
    Most houses on the lake are made of wood and woven bamboo sticks.
  • Fishermen of Inle Lake - Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden
    Shwe Yin Than with his wife Daw La Yin and their three children.
  • Fishermen of Inle Lake - Evan Pantiel | Photographer | Sweden