By Makoto Shibata (Photo Journalist/Japan)
As democracy is taking root in Myanmar, the festival aims to give hope and dream to future generations
In a seminar room, alongside Adobe Photoshop, Takashi Koike, a Japanese specialist in railway photography, appeared as a guest speaker. He showed photographs of Japan’s bullet and old trains as well as those of rebuilding Fukushima. He was invited to AMPF because he was behind Yangon Circle 2015, a charity event to help people in the city damaged by flood last year.
As democracy is taking root in Myanmar, how will the free expression change its photography or vice versa? We will keep an eye on it.
Historical Photo Project “Yangom Circle 2015” Was Held In Myanmar.
Japanese Amateur Photographer Connecting Myanmar and Japan
The 3rd All Myanmar Photography Festival
He is a freelance photo journalist who works worldwide based on Hong Kong. He mainly covers foreign business shows and art fairs.