The Yangon Photo Festival celebrates this year its fifth years’ existence with the theme « liberté, égalité, fraternité », the French motto. Organized by Institut français de Birmanie in partnership with International Media Support (IMS) and under the patronage of Aung San Suu Kyi, the festival gives a very broad picture of what internationally acclaimed photographers produced recently, mainly in documentary photography. The festival also offers to citizens of Myanmar the opportunity to have free photography trainings and documentary photography improvement trainings. The main goal is to give the new generation of Myanmar photographers the tools to become professional documentary photographers. From 2009 to 2012, the photo-stories produced were shown in prestigious photography festivals like Les Rencontres d’Arles in France or Photo Phnom Penh in Cambodia.
The winning candidate, Sandra Wint Tun, won for her photo stories of a paper mache dog placed in different street settings embodying the photographer’s own emotions of feeling an outsider amongst the people she lives.… More
World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch are pleased to announce that the Spanish photographer Fernando Moleres has been awarded the 2012 Tim Hetherington Grant, set up to celebrate the legacy of the photojournalist and … More
Saturday 16 february from 5.00 p.m.
The photo-essays produced during the advanced photo workshop to documentary photography will be screened at night in the garden of Institut français de Birmanie. A ceremony will then reward … More
MdM is working with the most at-risk populations — sex workers, gay men and drug users — in the state of Kachin and in Rangoon. These populations are supported medically, psychologically and socially in four … More