12 Burmese photographers ‘frame’ the transition in Myanmar: addressing some of the burning human rights issues confronting their country during this time of historic transition.
They give a powerfully intimate look at subjects as varied as migrant workers, rural poverty and inadequate education, land grabbing, environmental degradation, the lack of transitional justice, drug abuse, ethnic conflict, and LGBT rights. All stories told against the backdrop of a country trying to manage against the wave of economic globalization now pressing against its shores.
They show the persistent necessity of urgent change in Myanmar which has only recently begun to emerge from its dark past.
Framing The Transition is the result of a workshop led by filmmaker Petr Lom and renown photographer Dana Lixenberg. Participating photographers are: Pyaw Kyaw Aung, Thet Htoo, Thurain Aung, Yu Yu Myint Than, Leahcim Du, Shin Myint Mo, Nai Hong Sar, Rita Khin, Letyar Tun, Pyaw Kyaw Myint, Bo Thet Htun en Thiha Lwin. Visit the website for more information about the project.
The exhibition is linked to the documentary Burma Storybook by Petr Lom and Corinne van Egeraat.
As with all of our exhibitions, this one is also freely accessible. Say hello at the cash register and take all the time you need to view the exhibition.