The 3rd All Myanmar Photography Festival

By Makoto Shibata (Photo Journalist/Japan)

The 3rd All Myanmar Photography Festival (AMPF) was held for three days at Yangon Gallery

From March 11th to 13rd the Yangon Gallery presented a lot of photographs and many Myanmar photographers. It was the third year that the Myanmar Photographic Society organised the event. It exhibited works of winners of the 52nd All Myanmar Photo Contest and the members of the Myanmar Photographic Society. Robert Collins (English photographer) and Takashi Koike (Japanese photo enthusiast) gave workshops and lectures to share their experiences with Myanmar photographers.

In the Opening ceremony, U Htin Linn, president of the Myanmar Photographic Society, said: “We hope to increase the number of new talented photographers in the next generation.”
The contest had six categories: Pictorial Monochrome, Pictorial Colour, Nature Study, Street Photography, and Portraiture and Photo Essay (under the theme “Night Market”),

On the last day winners of the contest, sponsors and the participants of the workshop were honored on the stage in the closing ceremony. They looked triumphant. The ceremony run for hour.

After that, we moved to a restaurant and had dinner with the Myanmar Photographic Society. A lot of people involved enjoyed the meal while discussing photography. To attend the workshops, many people came from local areas. Myanmar’s culture of photography will develop further in the future.


Makoto Shibata

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