YANGON PHOTO FESTIVAL OPENING WEEKEND

Yangon Photo Festival Opening Weekend | Exhibitions & Screenings
(ျမန္မာဘာသာျဖင့္ ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရွဳႏိုင္ပါသည္။)
>>>>SATURDAY 4 & SUNDAY 5 | 6.00pm

Join us for the opening weekend of the 9th edition of the Yangon Photo Festival. For the first time, Mahabandoola Park will welcome prestigious Exhibitions and Photo-story screenings.

Come discover and get a tour of breathtaking portraits of Myanmar: from James Henry Green’s ethnic portraits in the 1920s, Fashion shots of Yangon in the 70s by Bellay Studio/Collection Lukas Birk to the exceptional work of Günter Pfannmüller in the 80s.
The prestigious World Press Photo exhibition is also coming back to Yangon.

THE PROGRAM
///// MYANMAR & INTERNATIONAL STORIES | Screenings /////
Open-Air screening of powerful photo-stories by Myanmar photographers as well as celebrated International photographers such as Steve McCurry and Hans Sylvester.


>>>> EXHIBITIONS FROM MARCH 4 to 19
///// World Press Photo 16 | Exhibition /////
WPP, independent platform for photojournalism, organizes the world’s largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest. Discover the 2016 winners for the first open-air exhibition in Mahabandoola Park. This exhibition is proudly supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Myanmar.

/////IN SEARCH FOR DIGNITY by Günter Pfannmüller and Wilhelm Klein | Exhibition/////
Photographer Günter Pfannmüller and writer Wilhelm Klein have been documenting Myanmar’s ethnic groups since 1980. What makes their portraits so special is the aura of a dignity that connects the extraordinary diversity of Myanmar’s people.

///// BURMA FRONTIER PHOTOGRAPHS 1918-1935 by James Henry Green | Exhibition/////
The exceptional work of a British officer who documented the ethnic and cultural diversity of the most remote hill regions of Burma. A fine collection of Brighton Museum.

///// YANGON FASHION 1979 by Bellay Studio | Exhibition/////
Curated by Lukas Birk, this exhibition offers not only a rare insight into the fashion of 1970s Yangon but also a glimpse of a time when the country was experiencing the “Burmese way to socialism” and was secluded from the rest of the world.