Every February, “concerned” photographers from all over the region as well as from Europe and the US converge on Yangon to share their latest powerful stories with a large audience in the heart of the city. More than 200 artists works and short photo-documentaries will be shown this year, half of them from ethnic States where we recently gave training and organized local photo festivals.
Reflecting the urgency of the threats to humankind, the theme of these works is more and more related to environmental issues.
THE STORY BEHIND JOHN MOORE’S WORLD PRESS PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2019 “GIRL CRYING ON THE BORDER”.
We are glad to learn that our American friend John Moore has won the World Press Photo of the Year. We had the chance to have a large exhibition of his work about undocumented emigration to the USA at the French Institute (IFB) during the last YPF. The special correspondent for Getty Images told us the story behind the photo he took while he was following a border patrol agent in the Rio Grande Valley on June 12, 2018.
The selection of the World Press Photo of the Year 2020 will be exhibited from February 20 to March 14 at Maha Bandoola Park.