Photos have been made in Myanmar for more than 150 years. From the very beginning, the activities of the colonial photographers are extremely well documented and their work can be found in many photo collections. But the first local Burmese photographers have remained unknown. The Myanmar Photo Archive collection is based on the fundamental idea of creating a record dedicated to Burmese photographers during and after the colonial era. The exhibition curated by Lukas Birk illustrates the history of photography in Myanmar with images selected from the Archive.
An exceptional exhibition based on the idea of creating a record dedicated to Burmese photographers during and after the colonial era.