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Cameras for Asia 2015: Myanmar

One more sleep and I’m headed to Myanmar!!

This will be the first of my Cameras for Asia programs this year. I’m really excited to return to the country – my fifth visit – and see old friends and faces, plus kids I’ve got to know since 2009, but … I’m also going to some different centres this year and will travel further afield than Yangon. I’ve travelled a lot of Myanmar but this is the first time I’m taking the program outside Yangon. That in itself is exciting!

While it’s been wonderful to see Yangon bloom over the past five years and the interest in photography skyrocket, Cameras for Asia was designed at a grassroots level and so it will be good to break some new ground in this regard and get the program and equipment to regional areas where the need remains high.

I may not have time to post to the blog but I will be posting on Instagram while I’m away to @camerasforasia and @visitedplanet both of which will appear in the Facebook feeds of Cameras for Asia and Visited Planet photojournalism respectively.

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Cameras for Asia: Yangon photo festival

During the recent Cameras for Asia workshops in Yangon, the city’s annual photography festival was being held and I was able to take the children to the awards night where Aung San Suu Kyi was one of the judges.

It was a really wonderful opportunity for the children to see some world class photographic work, by both local and international photographers, and see the Lady, who is such an icon in Myanmar and indeed around the world.

Here are some images of the night.

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Me in the back seat with the kids heading out for the photo night. Photo by Andrew Rogers.

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Cameras for Asia Myanmar: Recent images by AYDC photographers

Featuring Yangon’s next generation of photographers. These are some of the recent images taken by the AYDC kids during Cameras for Asia classes and excursions of the life they experience in Myanmar’s biggest city. Get a snapshot of their world through these images as many of these photographs feature everyday sights, sounds, places, faces and sensations they encounter.

To read more about the recent workshops in Myanmar see this post : Behind the scenes of Cameras for Asia: Myanmar 2014. Do also note these images are available for purchase and all sales go direct to the centre.

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Action at the AYDC football grounds. Image by: Pol lu

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