10th YPF – EVENTS

 
OPENING PARTY  Feb 16 (Friday)| 8pm–12am | Institut Français de Birmanie

 

YPF 10 YEARS PARTY 

Open Air party for the 10th  anniversary of the festival with Where is Charlie ? and DJ Fisewook

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EXHIBITIONS From Feb 16 to March 4 | Institut Français de Birmanie
OPENING Feb 16 (Friday), 8pm

 

THE EUROPEAN DREAM by Alessandro Penso

Italian photojournalist Alessandro Penso has been shedding a light on the conditions of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Europe for the last 7 years.

AFGHANISTAN : Between Hope and Fear by Paula Bronstein

Photojournalist Paula Bronstein has been travelling to Afghanistan for 15 years to document the U.S-led Operation in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in New York.

DRUG WARS IN THE PHILIPPINES by Adam Dean

Adam Dean has been documenting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug crusade that left a wake of between 7000 and 12,000 killings of drug users. 

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SCREENINGS Feb 17 & 18 (Sat Sun) | 6-8pm | Mahabandoola Park

 

MYANMAR STORIES – Screenings

Open-Air screening of powerful photo-stories by Myanmar and International Photographers.

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EXHIBITIONS From Feb 17 to March 4 | Mahabandoola Park

 

WORLD PRESS PHOTO 17 – Tour exhibition

WPP, independent platform for photojournalism, organizes the world’s most prestigious annual press photography contest. Discover the 2017 winners in Mahabandoola Park.

MYANMAR CALENDAR 89’ by U Sann Aung

U Sann Aung’s calendar portraits of actors like Kyaw Thu and Moh Moh Myint Aung in the 80’s are a landmark in the history of Burmese photography.

YANGON TENTATIVELY by Marylise Vigneau and Aun Raza

Photographers Marylise Vigneau and Aun Raza take us around the city on two striking, simultaneous and yet autonomous journeys. A puzzling duet!

OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE

As the ancient capital of Angkor is celebrating its 25 years anniversary as world heritage site, Bagan is on its way to UNESCO listing and Mrauk-U preparing its bid.

INNOCENTS by Garcia de Marina

Garcia de Marina, a Spanish conceptual photographer, has created a series of visual poetry after discovering Myanmar through facebook @myanstories.

SWEDISH DADS by Johan Bävman

Swedish Dads is about fathers who choose to stay home with their babies for at least six months. Photographer Johan Bävman examines what the experience has given them.

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EXHIBITION From Feb 18 to March 11 | The Secretariat
OPENING Feb 18 (Sunday), 11am

 

BURMESE PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by Lukas Birk

An exceptional exhibition based on the idea of creating a record dedicated to Burmese photographers during and after the colonial era.

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EXHIBITION From Feb 22 to 25 | River Gallery
OPENING Feb 22 (Thursday), 6-8pm

 

SPACES AND HISTORY curated by Beatrice Minda

Nine Myanmar photographers have been working in Yangon under the supervision of Beatrice Minda to reveal the lives of its old buildings and their memories.

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Screening and award ceremony Feb 24 (Sat) | 6pm | Institut Français de Birmanie

 

YANGON PHOTO NIGHT

Myanmar Photographers compete for the Best Photo Story award on front of a jury of Myanmar and International personalities