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Monthly Photos September 2014

Photos taken by ILCAA staff and associates are posted here once a month; most of them are taken during their field research in Asia and Africa.

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Bus conductor standing on the step

It is no wonder that the home position of bus conductors is near the doorway. But how about if it is on the step of doorway?

Old buses of small size in Yangon commonly have their door removed, and the conductors stand on the step of doorway without door while the buses are running, grasping a vertical handrail of the doorway by one hand and holding folded bills by the other hand. When the bus stops at a bus stop, the conductor gets out of the bus to give way to passengers, and he returns to his home position after the passengers have boarded and exited.

Conductors usually collect fares from passengers immediately after they board. When some unpaid passengers get away from the doorway in a crowded bus, the conductor must push his way to them. Sometimes another passenger in between mediates the handing over the fare.

22 NOV 2013
Anawratha Street, Yangon, Myanmar
Photograph by Hideo SAWADA

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