Blog by Vietnam based documentary Photographer Christian Berg
categories: Journalism, Myanmar, photography, society

Yangon Drift is a personal and subjective account of my first visit to the former capital of Burma.
After spending a few days roaming around the city, I decided not to do a story in the conventional way, but to do something I felt I could only do this time – a total subjective visual account of my first time in this place. Any time after that I would come here again, I would have expectations. So i tried to capture this fresh first impression. Looking at the liberalization process of Myanmar I also think that the country will look very different the next time I will be there. Already the country is seen as “the final frontier” one of the last untapped markets in the world, and what this means can be seen all over Southeast Asia. Yangon Drift is a snapshot of the moment when it all starts…

Yangon Drift – Images by Christian Berg

categories: Myanmar, photography, society

I continued exploring the city before starting on any specific story.. Yesterday I took the 3 hour ride along the circle line through Yangon’s suburbs to get a better feel of the city and people.

After the train started and I was casually sitting on the steps in the open door a surprised local asked my why I was not riding in the carriage especially for foreign travelers? I told him that I did not knew such a thing existed, but also that this would defy the purpose of taking the train..

What strikes me most so far in Yangon is the sheer variety of colors and people in the city.
Of course I know that not all is peaceful and happiness below the surface…

Yangon Circle Line / Myanmar

Yangon Circle Line / Myanmar

Yangon Circle Line / Myanmar

Yangon Circle Line / Myanmar

Yangon Circle Line / Myanmar

categories: Myanmar, photography

I just touched down in Yangon less that 48 hours ago. It seems to me to be an incredible interesting and exciting city…

just a first few visual impressions:





more here

on my way to Myanmar – stopover in Bangkok…

a few shots from the Erawan shrine – in the “heart of bangkok”  at the Ratchaprasong crossroads




categories: photography, Vietnam

Here a tear sheet of a editorial photo shoot that I did for the UK based Modus Asia Magazine.

Christian Berg is an editorial Photographer based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

category: general

Last week I was for a long weekend in Hongkong. Had time to do some street photography in my favorite city in Asia….






some more shots here

categories: Culture, Music, photography, Vietnam

I confess it has been really really long since my last blog entry… a lot has happened since then in terms of my photography career. Specifically 2 months back I finally made the step to jump into the fulltime freelance life of a documentary photographer in Southeast Asia, which so far has been exciting – and also it means I don’t have any excuses anymore not to blog… while surely more interesting stuff is coming up, for now I just like to share a few cool shots that I took at the “Soul of Vietnam” show at Saigon’s Opera house – here you see a few background scenes of the “Hai Ba Trung” – the legendary two sisters that defeated China in the past.