Saturday, April 30, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Photography festival to inspire new talent

More than 200 hopeful competitors, submitting 1500 pictures, entered this year’s 3rd All Myanmar Photography Festival. They are vying for the prize in six categories: Pictorial Monochrome, Pictorial Colour, Nature Study, Street Photography, Portraiture and Photo Essay (under the theme “Night Market”), from March 11 to 13.

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Farm girls vie for the crown

Forget the sequins. Leave the high heels on the shelf. And the evening gown is not required. This is not your usual beauty contest.

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International Women's Day in Myanmar

In honour of International Women’s Day, Myanmar Times correspondents Myo Satt, Shwe Yee Saw Myint, and Emily Spink asked women (and men) their opinions on the state of the issues most affecting women in Myanmar.

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Exhibit ‘zooms in’ on abstract photography

It hasn’t really caught on here yet. But abstract photography is growing in popularity as people come to grasp its complexities and perceive its potential.

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Picturing the Probox

Across the world some cities have become synonymous with the taxis driven on their roads: the Hindustan Ambassador in Delhi, Hackney Carriages in London or yellow cabs in New York. Yangon has its very own pet vehicle: thee Toyota Probox.

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School attuned to music business

Lots of people like to sing. Some even can. But until lately, there were few chances for young people to receive the skills and training they needed. How were they supposed to enter all those singing competitions? Myanmar Entertainment Business Centre might just be able to answer that question.

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Hands-on pain relief

Battle-hardened officers, pampered children of the business elite, svelte athletes, muscular boxers, the hot female tennis player, the accountant, the housewife, the trishaw driver: They are all putty in his hands. No, he is not the president of the Union, nor even above the president. “They just call me ‘the masseur’,” he says.

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On the way to class

Maybe it’s a test. After all, if you want to train people to reach remote and inaccessible locations by navigating hazardous seas and risking their necks in unsafe and unreliable means of transport, what better way is there than this? I’m talking, of course, about the Ministry of Transport, and about Myanmar Maritime University.

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Blaming the victim

Domestic abuse against women in Myanmar is exacerbated by taboos against divorce and cultural attitudes that prevent neighbours from helping 

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Vanishing act: Myanmar's lost movie palaces

Myanmar’s classic stand-alone cinemas are slowly being demolished to make way for new shopping malls and high-rises 

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