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You know Yangon ten years ago?
You know Yangon ten years ago? Despite the lack of free speech in the written world, however, we felt that evolving Web accessibility and the spread of electronic publishing meant the beginning of a major shift in the way the medium is used. It was the right time to train "concerned" photographs who are interested in using the powers of the image to transform and raise their societies, not just to capture them.
Your brief documentations are posted weekly on our Facebook Myanmar Stories mag with a coverage of up to 1.3 million people. In the past year, over 100,000 spectators throughout Yangon had free entry to the shows and demonstrations of 80 regional and multinational film-makers. In February 2018 we are hoping that there will be even more spectators.
The secretariat will present a one-of-a-kind exhibit on the story of Myanmar photography, sponsored by the Goethe-Institut and organized by Lukas Birk. With the help of the YCDC and the YPF Executive, we will reopen the event with two evenings of presentations of YPF award winners at Maha Bandoola NP, along with the prestigious World Press Photo Awards exhibit, one-of-a-kind 80s celebrity profiles of U Sann Aung, a moving Johan Bävman show, and works on Myanmar by internationally renowned artist such as Garcia de Marina, Marylise Vigneau, Aun Raza and Beatrice Minda (at the River Gallery).
On 16 February, the French Institute will celebrate its tenth jubilee with the opening of three large photojournalist shows by Paula Bronstein, Adam Dean and Alessandro Penso. At the 24th of February the photo night awards will be held there. As every year, Myanmar based filmmakers will appear before a panel of judges of international celebrities to select Canon' s top quality camera and a visit to the World Press Photo Awards in Amsterdam.