Eric West

Cityscape Burma

At first glance, Eric West’s Cityscape Burma is a formal photographic study

of the country’s urban landscape, yet closer examination of these large-
scale color prints reveals the subtle relationships between people and

place, as the details of everyday life unfold within each frame. For the
artist, these photographs also serve as visual documents of Burma in
transition, as the military government’s recent opening up of the country
to tourism and the influence of Western culture has begun to reshape
this previously isolated, Buddhist nation.

Eric West (b. 1981) is a photographer based in New York City. He received his BA in
Music from Hamilton College in 2004. He was a finalist in Photolucida’s 2015 Critical
Mass competition and his work was published in the 2016 PDN Annual Photography
Awards issue.

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