WORKSHOPS, LECTURES, PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND ARTISTS TALKS

ARTISTS TALK | Goethe Villa | February 21 

Myanmar photographers and artists welcome their friends from the region. Beyond religious and economical differences, the new generation of Asian photographers share a common goal. They will talk about discrimination against ethnic minorities, women, the disabled, LGBTs and people living with HIV. Discussion about environmental and cultural heritage issues will also be made during the talk.

 

PROFESSIONAL PHOTO-STORY EDITING WORKSHOP | Yangon | February 4-8 2019

This workshop is designed for professional photographers who want to edit their work in order to submit a photo-story at the 11th Yangon Photo Festival Awards Night. YPF trainers Christophe Loviny, Pyay Kyaw Myint and MayCo Naing will coach the photographers to complete their story, using different narrative forms such as voice-over storytelling, split screen narrative, music forms and other effects.

To register and more detail, contact mayconai@gmail.com  09794542484.

 

PHOTOBOOK WORKSHOP with LUKAS BIRK | Yangon | February 11-5  2019

—- The photo-book as object – a vessel to tell a story —- The workshop explores what a photo book is, can be, should be or could be made into. The first day will start with a presentation of Lukas’ work and book projects, how he researches and generates his narratives and how he chooses what form a specific project needs – whether this is a commercially published book, a zine, an online platform or an exhibition. Each participant will have time to present their current project and the ideas behind it before opening the discussion to the group. Emphasis will be placed on how visual, cultural and historical research can be combined to strengthen the projects. This workshop is not purely about photography but about how to investigate narratives that allow an audience to gain a deeper understanding of the project through a book. Participants should have a strong body of work ready that can be turned into a book. Each participant will present their work to the group on the first or second day and should bring books, materials, prints or digital files with them in order to discuss their work. From the third day of the workshop the group will produce dummy books; these books will be presented at the Goethe Institut and Mahabadoola Park during the YPF.

🏣 Location : Goethe Institute , Corner of Kabar Aye Pagoada Road and Nat Mauk Street, Bahan Township

Dates: Monday 11th of February till Friday 15th of February 10.00-16.30. The workshop will be in both English and Myanmar.

Send a short portfolio and presentation of the work you want to edit in a book to mayconai@gmail.com  09794542484.

 

Free YPF TRAININGS ALL OVER MYANMAR

Intensive 10 days training designed by Christophe Loviny will take place in ethnic minority states. The participants will document human rights, environmental and social issues. 

All the powerful photo-stories and short documentaries are disseminated to a mass audience through mainstream media, our popular e-magazine on Facebook, Myanmar Stories, big cultural events such as the Yangon Photo Festival (YPF) and its local versions in ethnic States.