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Chin Stripes

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/People/Personality
  • Photographer
    Bennett Stevens, United States

Documenting the vanishing tradition of facial tattooing among Chin tribes
in Myanmar. This practice is centuries old, and began as branding to
prevent other tribes from kidnapping another's women and girls. In more
recent times it has been considered a form of adornment. Most of these
women are now in their 70's and 80's.

Awards PX3 Silver Award!