Paw Hla

Paw Hla was born in the Karen State of Burma. She grew up in the Mee La refugee camp in Thailand for thirteen years before resettling in Denver with her sister, brother and parents on August 22, 2007. When she first arrived in Denver all the strangers seemed scary. After a few weeks she realized everyone was really nice. She sees photography as an important tool that helps people learn about one another.