The Myanmar Times
Monday, 27 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Second Myanmar photo festival launches

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.

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Irish Mars trip finalist casts doubt on project

An Irish finalist for the audacious Mars One project to start a human colony on the red planet predicted the plan would fall “on its face” on March 17.

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Designer duo hit back at Elton in IVF storm

Italian designers Dolce and Gabbana on March 16 accused Elton John of being authoritarian, ignorant and hypocritical as a celebrity-driven row over IVF babies and gay adoption showed no sign of abating.

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Iranian filmmakers defy regime to foreign acclaim

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.

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British artist combines old and new with Yangon exhibition

An exhibition of black and white photo etchings by British artist Emma Harrison are to go on display in Yangon March 21 and 22.

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French street artist seeks human connection with portraits

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.

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Paying it forward

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.

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Linking the world with words

Translations  of foreign novels and short stories are on the decline and local authors’ finest works are relatively unknown to readers abroad.

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In the Philippines, beauty boot camps transform girls into pageant princesses

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.

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Translation of ‘Golden Parasol’ published

The  Myanmar-language version of Wendy Law-Yone’s 2013 book Golden Parasol was released on March 14, translated from the original English by Hein Latt.

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