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.
Our Facebook e-magazine Myanmar Stories reveals the life of ordinary heroes whose individual dignity, courage and grace touch our hearts. These stories are produced by young photographers from all over Myanmar during the Yangon Photo Festival and PhotoDoc Association intensive training programs. It has become one of the most popular media in the country with a record audience of more than 150.000 views as average per story. Together they form a vibrant and moving portrait of one of the most diverse and fascinating countries in the world.
MYANMAR STORIES NOW ON INSTRAGRAM
The PhotoDoc team is very excited to launch their Myanmar Stories Instagram account. Be the first to see our latest stories and follow us on @myanmarstories. We will post new content every week, and to celebrate our new account we will also repost our best stories from the past 12 years.
THE STORY BEHIND JOHN MOORE’S WORLD PRESS PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2019 “GIRL CRYING ON THE BORDER”.
Our friend John Moore has won the World Press Photo of the Year 2019. 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.