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KANSAI&WEST / Photojournalist's book lifts veil off Myanmar
Kenichi Okumura / Daily Yomiuri Staff Writer
OSAKA--A freelance photojournalist based in Kobe has recently published a comprehensive book on Myanmar, vividly illustrating in words and pictures the lives of people under a military dictatorship.
Formerly a middle school English teacher, Yuzo Uda, 46, became interested in photography when he began taking pictures at school athletic meets. Eventually his hobby grew into a passion, and he left his teaching job and moved to Boston in 1990 to study photography at a vocational school.
Uda's first steps as a photojournalist took him to El Salvador and Guatemala in 1992 and '93, where he covered internal conflicts and human rights abuses by …