Yangon Photo Festival commences in downtown Yangon

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Tourists look at the photo entitled “Mogok Shan girl” at Yangon Photo Festival.

Yangon Photo Festival kicked off yesterday at the Maha Bandoola Park in downtown Yangon for the first time, exhibiting a selection of the event’s best photographs.
The exhibition also displays breathtaking portraits of Myanmar in the 1920s on March 4 and 5.
The exhibition includes three exhibitions celebrating Myanmar’s diversity, including “Frontiers Photographs (1918-1935)” by James Henry Green, a series of photographs by Bellay Studio taken in 1979 and a series of portraits from the 1990s, taken by Günter Pfannmüller and Wilhelm Klein.
The World Press Photo Exhibition will also take place at Maha Bandoola Park and will include screenings from celebrated photographers Steve McCurry and Hans Silvester.
The Yangon Photo Festival was founded in the aftermath of the 2007 anti-government uprising known as the Saffron Revolution.
About 80 professional photographers from Myanmar and abroad participate in the festival.


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