Stories That Matter 2018 | Slideshow: New Burmese Photography

Out of the Shadows: New Burmese Photography
A slideshow projection curated by Matt Grace, Myanmar Deitta
Followed by dialogue with Minzayar Oo

What are the borders that define, divide and restrict communities around the world, and how do we overcome them? The 2018 edition of Objectifs' annual Stories That Matter programme presents strong statements through the lens of film and photography that confront the impact of geographical, social, and psychological borders on critical issues affecting all of us today, and also look at possibilities for collaboration and change.

As part of Stories That Matter 2018: Borders, Objectifs presents an evening slideshow of exciting new documentary photography from Myanmar, a country struggling with the challenges of transitioning from an oppressive military regime to a civilian government. During this time, a new generation of photographers has seized opportunities to explore issues that were previously only discussed in secrecy.

This slideshow is curated by Matt Grace from Myanmar Deitta, a not-for-profit civil society organisation focused on documentary photography, filmmaking and multimedia production in Myanmar.

It will be followed by a dialogue session with visiting photographer Minzayar Oo, one of Myanmar's leading freelance photographers known for covering the country's political and economic change in recent years.

Minzayar will also conduct a seminar on pursuing and sustaining long-term documentary projects, on Sat 17 Mar, 2pm to 4.30pm. Register here.


Header image by Yu Yu Myint Thanh / NRGI

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Sat Mar 17, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
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