Starting tomorrow the 12th Yangon Photo Festival will be held across the town for about a month, sources say.
Asia’s largest photo and advocacy festival will bring together over 200 visual documentaries raising awareness on some of the world’s most pressing issues: environmental threats, peacebuilding and social justice.
The festival will open at Goethe Villa on 19 Feb with a photobook exhibit, a series of shows and a party. It will also set up a Photo Village on Mahabandoola Park on 20 Feb with documentaries on a giant LED screen, exhibitions including the World Press Photo and a photo studio.
Until 21 March, the festival will feature a series of free exhibitions, screenings and parties at the following venues: Goethe Villa, Mahabandoola Park, French Institute, Yangon Central Railway Station, Rosewood Yangon, Dala ferries, Junction City, Myanmar Deitta and Ahla Thit Art Gallery.
The works of famous international photographers including Pascal Maître, Steve McCurry, Franck Seguin, and Fausto Podavini will be showcased. Also present are the projects of some of Myanmar’s most celebrated photographers, Hkun Lat, Hkun Li and Ko Myo and up-and-coming talents from the ethnic states and regions where YPF organises intensive visual story-telling training.
The following are some of the photos that will be showcased at the festival. Credit goes to the original photographers. Find the full schedule of the opening week at the end. Follow their Facebook page for the updates.
The full schedule of the 12th Yangon Photo Festival (Opening Week):