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60th Anniversary of Indonesia~Myanmar

Photographic society turns 60-years old

By Nuam Bawi
August 23 - 29, 2010

THE Myanmar Photographic Society will hold a commemorative exhibition, opening on November 20, to celebrate the organisation’s 60th anniversary.

The exhibition will display over one hundred images taken by Myanmar photographers, both past and present, illustrating the society’s 60-years of work.

“Now we are collecting some old photos for the show which were taken by old photographers. Some of the photographers are even passed away,” U Aung Tun Win, the secretary of the Myanmar Photographic Society told The Myanmar Times on August 16.

The group will also produce a publication to mark the event, cataloguing images from the past 60-years. It will be the societies only published record after several failed attempts, and will be available for public sale from local book vendors.
“In the past we tried many times to release a magazine but we couldn’t make it happen, but this time we put in a lot of effort to release a magazine for the 60th anniversary,” U Aung Tun Win said.

The Myanmar Photographic Society works with the aid of the government and civil society to promote the nation’s interests through photographic documenta-tion.

The society conducts annual three month training courses in June as well as a photography contest beginning in December.

The venue for the exhibition is yet to be finalised.