Myanmar Photographic Society will hold its second photo festival on March 20-22 at the Yangon Gallery. More than 300 photographs, including award-winning pictures from last January’s All Myanmar Photo contest, will be on show, together with cameras and accessories.
Iranian filmmakers, at home and in exile, are breaking free from restrictions – imposed both by their repressive government and by audience expectations – to form a creative wave that is increasingly winning attention internationally.
An exhibition of black and white photo etchings by British artist Emma Harrison are to go on display in Yangon March 21 and 22.
He started out as a teenager spraying graffiti on walls in Paris – but French street artist JR now communicates through giant photographic portraits plastered from Brazil to Hong Kong, a bid to reach what he feels is a disconnected world.
It is a means of ascent, not an escape route. Kaw Dai, a community-based organisation dedicated to advancing the cause of the Shan (Dai) people, teaches them about their own language, culture and history, even as it exposes them to the outside world, both in Yangon and overseas.
As a child she waded in muddy Philippine rice paddies. Now teenager Janicel Lubina struts down runways for the country’s top designers and is hoping to be crowned among the world’s most beautiful women.