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08 May 2015

Yangon Photo Festival

Under the patronage of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Yangon Photo Festival’s purpose is to exhibit in Yangon a selection of the best works produced around the world and to nurture a new generation of Myanmar photographers.

The 7th edition took place in February 2015 and was co-organised by the Institut français de Birmanie (Myanmar French Institute) and International Media Support (IMS), with other partners.

It was founded in February 2009, when the Institut français de Birmanie and the French photographer Christophe Loviny, noticing the great deal of interest for photography in Myanmar, together with the lack of photo-oriented events, decided to organize an ambitious event : The Yangon Photo Festival. This festival, the first of the sort ever organized in Myanmar, gives a very broad picture of what photographers are doing around the world on an international level, and gives Myanmar photographers training through workshops.

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