Category Archives: Personal Photo Projects

Expedition in the biggest cave in the world

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My Vietnam cave trip in the BILD and B.Z.

Bild & B.Z.

Real ‘underground’: My Vietnam cave trip in two Berlin tabloid newspapers today. Quote: “From Berlin to the center of the earth.” Haha!

PDF of Bild article

PDF of B.Z. article

Ich habe eineinhalb Jahre gezögert diesen Text zu veröffentlichen: Mein erster großer und vielleicht wichtigster Vortrag überhaupt

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Photo Gallery: Best of Sri Lanka 2014

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TIMELESS BURMA – New image series on the occasion of my 10th Burma journey

A Chin lady from Mindat.

„No other country left a deeper impression within my soul than Burma“, says Berlin-based author, globetrotter and photographer Malte Clavin.

He roams towns, caves, grasslands, and cloisters, visited mountain people and documents festivals, weddings and cremations. For him, the greatest discovery is getting to know the people of Burma, their stories, their touching hospitality and warmth.

Since his first visit in 2004, Clavin returned to Burma ten times – sometimes alone, sometimes with his family – and discovered something new during each trip. „In Burma’s people I recognize forbearance, gentleness, kindness, mindfulness – all wonderful, very desirable characteristics. Their dignity and strength, despite poverty and oppression, is amazing. I don’t know, how they do it. I just know that I want to grow the same qualities within me. That’s why I continue to come back.“

Clavin’s photographic journey TIMELESS BURMA brings to mind the great days of film cameras, hence the analog artifacts: paper abrasion, stains, scratches, frayed edges, vignettes. The photographs could have been taken many decades ago, or just on another day. It is the celebration of something almost lost, a declaration of love for the country and its people, and their timeless values.

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